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Prevention Tips To Prevent Car Break-Ins

Car break-ins can occur anywhere. This includes places where there is a large concentration of vehicles which includes shopping facilities, churches, sporting/recreation events, and restaurants down to a single-vehicle parked on a residential street.

Here are some tips which will hopefully keep you from being a

  • The best advice: do not leave anything of value in your vehicle in
    plain sight. Remember, “if it’s in sight, it can take flight.”
  • Always lock your doors, even if you plan to be away from your
    vehicle for a short time. Example: running in to pay for gas.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • When shopping, always be sure to place purchases in the trunk or out of sight before going to the next shopping area to park.
  • Try to maintain a “clutter-free” vehicle.
  • Remove GPS systems from view when leaving the vehicle.
  • Consider replacing standard license plate screws with theft
    deterrent screws available at auto parts stores.


Don’t be a victim. Help us help you. Eliminate opportunity and eliminate crime!

You can reach the Community Resource Officer (CRO), Officer Charles Dreer, at 757.353.1268 or via email.

Remember, if you SEE something, SAY something!

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