Fire station break-ins could be a trend

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Friday night, Sept. 7, someone peeled the metal from the side of the Abeytas Fire Department and helped themselves to close to $5,000 of equipment.

Kelly Voris, Abeytas fire chief, is asking the community to please let the authorities know if they notice anything suspicious near any fire department. He believes someone may be targeting fire departments for break in.

Also last week, on Sept. 4, The Rio Grande Estates Fire Department was broken into, according to Casey Davis, Valencia County deputy fire chief.

“They opened the back wall and kicked in the sheetrock,” Davis said.

Davis added earlier this summer a similar break in occurred at the Peralta Fire Station.