There has been a spike in the number of vehicle break-ins in Bangor, according to the Bangor Police Department. They say the number of break-ins reported in the past two weeks is far higher than normal. Most of the vehicles affected have been parked on the street. They believe the warm weather and school vacation has contributed to the spike.Sargent Paul Edwards has these tips for folks to help keep their cars safe. “If you are going to leave you vehicle out, obviously we’d like to see you lock it and take everything out of the vehicle. I know it’s easy to say and hard to do with all the electronic things we keep in our cars – our radar detectors, GPS, but those are the things that are getting stolen. From GPS to laptops, change, whatever is in there, they’ll take it.”Sargent Edwards strongly suggests filing an official report with the police if you are the victim of a break-in. He says this allows police to make a map of where the crimes have occurred, giving them a better idea of who may be responsible.