The Carver Police Department urges all citizens to follow these safety tips to prevent themselves from becoming a victim of the recent Car Break-Ins Over the last few months there has been a rash of Car Break-Ins in many area communities including Carver. Car Break-ins are a serious, but very common crime that unfortunately many people become victim to. Most Car Break-Ins occur during the early morning hours when the risk of discovery is low. Persons who commit these types of crimes can be juveniles on a dare, or addicts desperate for something to trade or pawn to support their habits.
How Do I Prevent From Becoming a Target?
By following these preventative measures you can greatly reduce the chances your vehicle will become a target and be broken into. Close all the Windows and Lock all the Doors on Your Vehicle Many vehicle break-ins are from unlocked doors. Some thieves go from vehicle to vehicle trying doors looking to find one that is unlocked.
Don’t Leave Valuables in Your Vehicle Before leaving your vehicle stow your electronics, personal items, valuables, and accessories away and out of sight including power plugs, iPod adapters, cell phone chargers, navigation system windshield suction-cup mounts, CD’s, spare change, ect.
Usage of Your Vehicles Car Alarm If you have an alarm system in your vehicle, use it. The noise alone may be enough to scare away a thief and prevent your vehicle from being broken into.
Park You Vehicle in a Safe Location Park in a well-lit area, and avoid concealment from larger vehicles, fences, or foliage. If possible park near a motion sensor light. This will greater the chances that someone might see a crime in progress.
Report suspicious or criminal behavior. If someone is hanging around the neighborhood that is unknown to you, and has no apparent legitimate reason for being there, call the Carver Police Station. If Your Car is Broken Into, Report it to the Carver Police Department. To Report a Past Crime or a Non-Emergency Situation Dial the Business Line (508) 866-2000To Report a Crime in Progress or an Emergency Situation Dial 9-1-1
A reminder to all citizens that the Massachuestts Registry of Motor Vehicles has discontinued notification letters for License and Registration renewals. Please keep close attention on renewal dates to prevent your license or registration from expiring without notice.
Last Update: March 4, 2013 Copyright Carver Police Department 2008-2013