Riverside police are to be commended for making two arrests that cleared more than 40 burglary incidents in Riverside – and who knows how many others in neighboring towns – last weekend.

But one thing that remains a constant in these sprees is this: The offenders are looking for unlocked vehicles and garages. They are looking for low-hanging fruit — things like loose change, bikes and small items like GPS units that are easy to pawn.

Residents could go a long way towards thwarting them by simply locking doors and not leaving items inside cars in plain sight.