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Delavan Police Department
Wednesday December 23rd, 2009 :: 06:24 p.m. CST


Several Vehicle Burglaries have occurred near you. Visit for details and to report tips.

Delavan Police Department is releasing information about a recent crime/crime activity near your address.

Vehicle Burglaries

Delavan has seen a spike in thefts from vehicles over the last few days. Property was stolen from more than 32 cars, with over half of the crimes occurring due to the car not being locked by the owner. The suspect/s in each of these thefts took items that were readily carried away. Items taken include: change, electronic devices, gift cards, backpacks, etc.

As a Reminder:

Lock Your Car. Lock your vehicle and take your keys, even during quick errands. Lock the trunk, hatchback or tailgate to block access into the car. Close all windows, including vent or wing windows and sunroofs. Buy an alarm and use it. Many people believe that alarms no longer make a difference; however, they do remain an effective deterrent to a burglar. Criminals will choose the easiest target. If they have two cars to choose from, one with an alarm and one without, they will likely burglarize the one without.

Remove visible items from your vehicle. If you leave items visible in your car, you are a target. Be aware someone may be watching as you put a wallet, purse, MP3 player, or cell-phone under your seat, especially in a public parking lot. Take these items with you or lock them in your trunk before arriving home or to a parking lot. Don’t forget your GPS systems, as these portable devices are targets too.

If you have information to report that could help lead to additional arrest in this crime/crime activity, please contact the Delavan Police Department.

Delavan Police Department
219 N Locust St
Delavan, IL 61734

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 309-244-8226

Michael Evans

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