A rash of ATV thefts is occurring in the Lindale area.

Smith County Precinct 5 Constable Kenneth Bibby says ATV’s are easily stolen, transported and fenced to unsuspecting buyers. The Constable’s Office is asking the public to secure their ATV's. Bibby says some are being stolen from garages.

“An open garage door is often an invitation to "come on in" and take what you like,” Constable Bibby said.”