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Everett Police Department
Thursday December 3rd, 2009 :: 04:12 p.m. PST


Everett Police advises of increased vehicle prowls. Remember to remove personal property from your vehicle.

The Crime Prevention Unit would like to advise that vehicle prowls are increasing in Everett.
This trend is due to the citizens leaving personal items inside their vehicles.
To keep from being victimized this Holiday Season, remember the following:

When Parking & Securing Your Vehicle:
◊ Use a garage or secure location whenever possible.
◊ Park in well-lit areas where your car can be seen.
◊ Avoid isolated areas. Park near locations frequently used by pedestrians.
◊ If you hear something suspicious (shattering glass) or see someone looking into vehicles, call 911.
◊ Roll up the windows and lock all doors.
◊ Secure the trunk, hatches, bed-mounted tool boxes and canopies.
◊ Activate your alarm.
◊ Install anti-theft devices.

Remove The Following Items From Your Vehicle:
◊ Cameras
◊ CD player and CD’s
◊ Cell phones
◊ Checkbooks
◊ Clothing
◊ Credit/debit, gift cards
◊ Day planner
◊ Electronic devices
◊ Garage door opener
◊ GPS unit
◊ Jewelry
◊ Keys
◊ Laptop
◊ Luggage or bags
◊ Mail
◊ Purses
◊ Receipts/statements
◊ Store bags or packages
◊ Tools
◊ Vehicle insurance, title and registation information (keep documents with you)
◊ Wallets

Consider Using Anti-Theft Devices:
◊ Steering wheel locking devices are easy to install and inexpensive.
◊ Car alarms are convenient and effective - Especially if they disable the vehicle’s starter when activated.
◊ Install switches to interrupt the fuel supply or electrical systems.
◊ Locking gas caps deters fuel from being siphoned.

Have a safe Holiday Season!

Everett Police Department
3002 Wetmore Ave
Everett, WA 98201

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 425-257-8400

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