Police Chief Dray Swicord is concerned with the car theft problem this year.
The city needs a solution.
Awareness can go a long way in reducing these momentous crime statistics.
“Take the time to look back into your vehicle and say I have nothing in here of value, everything is locked away and my vehicle is locked,” Hill said. “Ninety-nine percent of the time you won't be a victim that way.”
MPD suggests recording a list of valuable items including serial number and photos.
If items do get stolen, these records make the police's job much easier.
“We have a lot of things we recover from time to time that we can never find the owner for because we don't have serial numbers done at the time of the report nor have they ever made it to us,” Hill said.
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