A rash of recent car burglaries near popular Lake Mead hiking trails is prompting National Park Service officials to warn visitors about securing their valuables.
Park rangers currently are investigating a dozen incidents in the past 30 days.
“Criminals are breaking windows and removing valuables left in plain sight, as well as glove boxes and consoles,” said Adam Kelsey, deputy chief ranger.
In the past 30 days, six break-ins were reported at the Gold Strike Canyon Trailhead parking lot, which is located two miles west of the Hoover Dam off Highway 93 in Boulder City.
Incidents also were reported at other locations: two at the White Rock Canyon Trailhead parking lot, two at the Historic Railroad Tunnel Trail parking lot, one at the Alan Bible Visitor Center parking lot and one at Kingman Wash.