Entering a closed garage of a home to steal is a burglary. If the home is occupied at the time it is a burglary in the first degree. It is not vandalism, a car prowl or a mere theft. These criminals are committing a felony. It should be stressed to those committing these crimes that they are risking serious criminal prosecution and or serious injury if some frightened homeowner reacts to a noise in their garage with a baseball bat or a gun.
Think about it. This isnt a prank like taking a yard ornament. This is entering a portion of someones home to steal. Will the next step be entering the house proper? Sure homeowners should remember to lock up. Its a shame that in todays society we have to lock our doors to keep others out even in community as nice as Rancho Murieta. It is also a shame that there are individuals among us that find it entertaining to steal and or destroy another neighbors property by throwing it in the lake. Can it be that much fun to see which idiot can throw a club the furthest into the drink? Pure spoiled stupidity.
Make sure these crimes are reported to the S.O. . Report suspicious behavior to security. And let your neighbors know if there are problems occurring in the neighborhood.