Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Auto Break-In

Hi Everyone! I'm officially a resident of N 51st Street as of July 1st, but I'm mostly moved in now. As Eric posted in the blog earlier, I got a not-so-welcome welcome as my car was broken into sometime between 11pm Friday night and 7am Saturday morning. The perpetrators tried to pry the doors open and when they didn't accomplish that, they broke the back door window. I didn't have anything valuable or identifying in my car, so they caused a lot of damage for nothing. Both door frames were damaged as well as having to replace the window. This kind of thing really doesn't happen around here, or at least, it didn't. Michelle, the owner of the house i live in parked her car here for years with nothing happening to it, so who knows. If you have any information about this crime, it would be most appreciated.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Prevent Automobile Related Theft

I would like to take a moment to welcome Stacy Mc Kinnon to our nieghborhood. Unfortunatily Stacy had her car broken into this weekend. If anyone saw anything unusual, please leave a comment below. Here is an old post that discusses some tips to help limit your chances of becoming a victim.

The majority of E-notify crime notification in our neighborhood are locked vehicle entry or theft. In light of the problems we're having on our block, here are a few ways to protect yourself from automobile theft.

  1. Lock your doors

  2. Don’t leave valuables in plain view.

  3. Beware of identity theft. Don’t leave important documents such as bank statements, credit card bills, or other personal information in your vehicle.

  4. Never leave your title or registration in your car.

  5. Park in a well lit area.

  6. Use your garage, roll up windows and lock door too.
For a list of 40 other tips click here. Just a reminder, well lit areas can help reduce crime. Turn your porch light at night and ask your neighbors near you to do the same.