Area: Zone 3
Overall, crime in Zone 3 was down 15% in 2012. Overall crime on beats 301 (Capitol View) + 306 (Sylvan Hills) was also down.
However, we have had a spike in auto thefts. We saw repeat thefts of: Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Stratus, Dodge R1500, Ford Ranger, and Jeep Cherokees.
TO DETER AUTO THEFTS, we recommend:
-“never” leaving the vehicle keys in the car while the car is unattended
-if your vehicle becomes disabled, do not leave it on the side of the road. Tow as soon as possible.
-parking vehicle close to your door so you can keep an eye on it
-installing alarms (flashing LED lights inside may help), tracking devices, ignition kill switches, fuel pump kill switches, steering wheel locks or locking bars
-be alert for wreckers which could be illegally taking vehicles in order to recycle (call 911)
-not leaving valuables in your vehicle which draw perpetrators to your vehicle
-report truants and curfew violators
-report any suspicious activity to 911 immediately