■ By Dennis Fletcher / Contributed Police and sheriff units in the San Jacinto Valley are on increased alert due to a recent rash of thievery that has invaded senior parks along the northern edge of San Jacinto. Many of the crimes being committed in these parks within both Hemet and San Jacinto have been classified as petty thefts. But they are anything but petty to the seniors who experience them. This includes a variety of crimes of opportunity: stealing from unlocked sheds, carports, porches and front/back yards, and break-ins. Break-ins have mostly occurred when the structure (usually a manufactured home) is unoccupied. Police have noted that these crimes are more
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