SECURE IT – LOCK IT – PROTECT IT – REPORT IT
The intent of the following information is to increase public awareness about the increased number of vehicle break-ins. This increased activity is not unique to our area, but is being experienced all across our country.
A vehicle break-in, especially involving an unlocked vehicle, is easy and a crime of opportunity. From an unlocked vehicle, we are only moments away from losing hard earned valuables. If we take the time to follow some of the following simple steps, we will make the target a more difficult one to enter and help ourselves and others from becoming a victim of crime.
Secure valuables in your vehicle out of sight. Store valuables in a locked trunk or use a retractable fitted cover to hide belongings from view. Do the same for other items that display the evidence of more valuable merchandise onboard such as power cords, MP3 adapters, navigational system windshield suction-cup mounts, and other accessories.
Close windows and sunroofs. Remove the keys and lock the vehicle doors.
Activate the vehicle’s alarm system. If you notice suspicious activity, park at another location. Park your vehicle in well-lit areas. Avoid concealment of your parked vehicle by foliage, larger vehicles, and fences.
If you see suspicious activity, report it to police. You may be helping another person from becoming the victim of a vehicle break-in or other crime.
Chief Carry Manuel