Since mid-February the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has taken 13 reports of tailgate thefts from late model Ford Super Duty Pickup trucks in the Bartonsville, Ijamsville, Monrovia, Mount Pleasant and Mount Airy areas of Frederick County. This theft series is also occurring in surrounding counties east of Frederick County.
These thefts are happening during the overnight hours, mainly on weekends, in rural residential communities. Several thefts usually occur in the same neighborhood at the same time.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public to be more vigilant of their surroundings for any suspicious activity and call 911 to report any unusual activity. Additionally, we want to remind everyone to park their vehicles in a well-lit location, lock their doors, and if your tailgate has a locking mechanism please make sure it is engaged at all times.
Anyone with information regarding these thefts is asked to call SGT Andy Crone at 301-600-6041.