|Safety Tip...Vehicle Burglaries
|The following lists some common items, methods, and locations
of vehicle burglaries. You may be a potential victim if you often
leave valuable items in your vehicle or park in high risk areas.
Reduce your chance of being a victim of vehicle burglary– become
familiar with this information, and practice the behavior found on
the deterrents list.
Items to avoid leaving in view:
Phones ~ Clothing ~ Cigarettes~ Money (loose change) ~ CD’s Briefcases
~ Purses ~ Wallets ~ Radar detectors ~ Sports equipment (golf and baseball
bags) ~ Removable radios (including removable faceplates for radios)
~ Laptop computers ~ Weapons ~ Cassette tapes ~ Address books ~ Credit
cards ~ Console visors ~ Tools from truck beds.
Follow these suggestions to help deter vehicle burglaries:
1. Take the keys out
2. Lock your car
3. Park in well-lit areas
4. Completely close all car windows when parking
5. Use your garage
6. Lock garage door and vehicle inside it
7. Use tire/wheel locks
8. Install audible alarm
9. Engrave expensive accessories/equipment
10. Avoid parking between large vehicles as they provide cover.
Information taken from the Arlington Police Department Crime Prevention
Unit Pamphlet, Rev. 1/05.
Stay vigilent! Stay alert! Report all suspicious activity
to 9-1-1 immediately! Then, write a note to the Area Watch.org
leadership with information that can be passed along the
email network. Write your tips to