As things start to stay consistently warm, local authorities have some reminders for area residents.
Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers recognizes the public's desire to spend more time outside but asks if you have a dog and you are outside, keep it contained in a fenced in area or on a leash.
Chief Lowers says it is no secret they receive more calls for car burglaries and thefts around this time of year. He reminds all owners of vehicles to lock the doors and remove all high-priced valuables.
The Chief says if someone gets into your vehicle and you may not think they took anything to still call the department. He says it helps them identify trends in other burglary cases.