MEDIA RELEASE RE: Recent Larceny from Auto Incidents
DETER THIEVES BY LOCKING YOUR VEHICLE
Milford Police Headquarters, 1100 Atlantic Street
MARCH 30, 2015, MILFORD, MI – Over the past week the Milford Police Department has documented a small number of thefts from vehicles in the Village. In each occurrence the vehicles were unlocked and items were taken. Through cooperation between Milford Police officers and citizens, much of the property was recovered and returned to the victims. We are asking residents and guests of our community to be proactive when leaving a vehicle unattended.
“Historically this type of criminal behavior correlates with the weather.” explains Thomas C. Lindberg, Milford’s Chief of Police. “We will see an increase in larcenies from vehicles as winter breaks and during the warmer months. Now is the time to be diligent when it comes to securing your vehicle.”
The Milford Police Department is committed to maintaining a safe and pleasant environment, but a strong community partnership is needed to minimize this form of theft. The following vehicle burglary prevention strategies will decrease the likelihood of being a victim:
Always lock your car and pull the handles to double check.
- Do not leave items of value in the vehicle, especially in plain-sight.
- Place any valuables you choose to leave in your vehicle in a locked compartment (glove box, trunk).
- Make sure all car windows are closed when the vehicle is unoccupied.
- During hours of darkness, park in a busy well-lighted area if possible.
- Set your alarm or anti-theft device.
Help the Milford Police Officers keep you and your property safe by reporting any suspicious behaviors.
“IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SAY SOMETHING”