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Oct 02

Preventing Theft from Auto

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 1:40 PM by Harvey Baker

Preventing theft from auto is easier than you think.  It requires the vehicle owner to exercise vigilance in securing their property and their vehicle.  Often vehicle owners become complacent and relaxed when they park their vehicle in front of their home for the evening.  It is important to know that residential neighborhoods are often targeted by thieves who quickly canvas the area for vehicles that are unlocked, windows down and valuables left in plain sight.  As a result, vehicle owners/drivers unwittingly create an easy opportunity for thieves to commit a crime.  Please don't provide that Opportunity!  Remember to do the following to help prevent theft from your vehicle:  

  • Roll up your windows before parking
  • Lock the glove compartment and trunk before leaving your vehicle.
  • Keep the vehicle locked when unattended.
  • Set your alarm once you park and exit the vehicle.
  • Don’t leave packages and valuables in your vehicle.  Remember to keep it safe, keep it with you.
  • Do not hide a second set of keys in/on your car.
  • Do not leave the vehicle title inside of your vehicle.
  • When the vehicle is parked for the night remove your handicap placard and EZPass.
  • Park your vehicle in the garage or driveway or in a well lighted area.
  • After dinner use your key fob to set your vehicle alarm again. Remember to listen for the audible sound to make sure it’s set!
  • A thief already has the motivation and ability to take your property - please don’t provide the Opportunity!

Remember if you see someone suspiciously trying door handles and looking into parked vehicles call 911.



Oct 02

University Park Police Bi-Weekly Activity Report September 16-30, 2019

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 1:24 PM by Harvey Baker

University Park Police Department 
Incident Report: 09-016-19 to 09-30-19
Incident Type Occurrence Arrest
Alarms 3 0
Unknown Trouble 1 0
Vehicle Collisions 7 0
Traffic Complaint 9 0
Check Welfare 3 0
911 Disconnect 4 0
Suspicious Vehicle 5 0
Premise Check 1 0
Suspicious Person 1 0
Theft 4 0
Oct 02

University Park Police Bi-Weekly Activity Report September 1-15, 2019

Posted on October 2, 2019 at 1:23 PM by Harvey Baker

University Park Police Department 
Incident Report: 09/01-15/19
Incident Type Occurrence Arrest
Alarms 3 0
Unknown Trouble 1 0
Vehicle Collisions 2 0
Traffic Complaint 3 0
Check Welfare 2 0
Misc. Police 1 0
911 Disconnect 3 0
Suspicious Vehicle 2 0
Premise Check 6 0
Suspicious Person 1 0
Disorderly 1 0
Theft 2 0
Gunshots 1 0
Break in Progress 1 0
Property Damage 1 0