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UCPD Shares Helpful Tips to Prevent Vehicle Burglary

Post Date:03/25/2020 5:56 PM

UCPD vehicle safety post

As more residents stay home due to the recent closures of schools and local businesses, the Union City Police Department (UCPD) wants to remind the community to practice safety measures to keep their vehicles safe from break-ins. 

Tips to Avoid Vehicle Burglary at Home:

  • Wherever you park, take ALL of your belongings with you.
  • Always LOCK your car.
  • Call 911 to report a theft in progress.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Close all windows.
  • Avoid parking in alleys.
  • Make a copy of your registration and black out the address. Keep the original at home in a safe place.
  • Do not leave outgoing or incoming mail in your car where it is visible with your name and home address.
  • When entering gated, underground parking areas, check your rearview mirror to make sure that someone doesn’t sneak in behind you.
  • Report suspicious people to the Police Department (911) to report all crimes.
  • If you must leave valuables in your car, lock them in your trunk or keep them out of sight. Be aware that someone may be watching as you put a wallet, purse, or cell phone under your seat, in your glove compartment, or in the trunk.
  • If you park in your driveway or on the street, install motion sensors near where you park. Motion sensors will trigger a light to come on when it senses activity in the immediate area.
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