Sheriff Mike Evans and the deputies of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office are crusading again this year for the public to “LOCK IT OR LOSE IT.” In a concerted effort to further reduce the amount of theft to personal property, the Lock It or Lose It campaign advises that you lock your homes, garages and vehicles and remove the keys and remember to remove or conceal items like purses, GPS devices, or other valuables. It only takes seconds for a thief to enter an unlocked home or vehicle and take what they have seen looking in from the outside. Although thefts from autos have increased nationally, they are one of the more preventable crimes. While we have no way of measuring how many of these crimes we have prevented, we know we can increase our success with your help. Our communities have also experienced thefts from vehicles while parked in their own driveways, so please lock your vehicle and remove the valuables even while parked there.