Auto Thefts

Area: Zone 3

Date: 1/5/2013

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