Good evening, folks! Ofc. Quillen here - I'm really loving this nicer weather we've been having! You know who else appreciates this nice weather and clear nights? The folks breaking into your unlocked vehicles, that's who! Ok, I have posted this quite a few times in the past, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - LOCK YOUR VEHICLE when it is parked on the side of the road, in your driveway, or anywhere - ESPECIALLY overnight... the patrol officers have been responding to an increased number of calls regarding theft from unlocked motor vehicles.
Some things to keep in mind when parking your car:
-Did you leave anything visible that someone may want? (change, valuables, cords to an electronic device, backpacks, etc?)
-Did you lock your vehicle? I know some people say, "I don't keep anything of value in my car, so it doesn't matter..." What about that garage door opener? Does that open up your garage? Is there anything in your garage you don't want stolen?
-Is your garage door down for the night? While some people will surely appreciate you leaving your garage door open for an all night show and tell of your possessions, don't make it easier for people to take your stuff!
-If you see something, call us! Our patrol shift works 24/7 - we have units available to respond literally every hour of the day, don't wait until later in the day to call us. We look forward to introducing ourselves to some of these folks that like to ransack your vehicles.
-330.633.2181 is our nonemergency line to call (it goes to the same folks that will answer on a 911 line)
One thing we get from these posts are usually some other good ideas to curb criminal behavior in your neighborhood - if you have a tip you would like to share, please comment below with it! I look forward to hearing your good ideas!