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June 26, 2013

Police to citizens: Lock your car, deter vehicle break-ins


The Clarksvile Police Department reminds all car owners – Lock Your Car!

Thieves continue to target unlocked vehicles in ever increasing numbers, and the Clarksville Police Department is calling on the community to help stop the trend. If motorists simply remove their valuables and lock their doors, it would reduce the likelihood of victimization.

Vehicle break-ins are crimes of opportunity. Many thieves pull on door handles until they find an unlocked vehicle. Thieves also tend to look through vehicle windows to see if there are any valuables inside. That’s why CPD recommends that motorists either remove valuables from their vehicle or stow them away out of view.

Here are more ways you can keep your vehicle safe:

Crime Triangle of Opportunity-Prevention• Remove all valuables or keep them out of sight. This is particularly important with GPS systems, laptops and iPods. Make sure to remove all base mounts, cords and chargers from view as well.


• Remember to lock your doors even when your car is parked at home. That’s where most unlocked vehicle burglaries happen.


• If your vehicle is broken into, report it to law enforcement even if nothing significant was taken. The more information investigators have about these crimes, the more likely it is that they’ll be able to identify and stop the people committing them.


If you see anything or anyone that is suspicious, please call 911 and report it.

About the Author

Turner McCullough, Jr.
Turner is Publisher of Business & Heritage Clarksville. He is a disabled Retired US Army veteran, interests include -photography, jazz, beachfront ocean exposures, sharing good foods with friends, wine tasting, political advocacy, people watching, theatre, arts, works of Wm Shakespeare/James Patterson/Maya Angelo/Alice Walker/Brian Lumley, Cornel West, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Pres. Lyndon B.Johnson, movies, books, writing, parliamentary procedure.



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