Protecting Your Property

Preventing Thefts From Vehicles:

  • Install a vehicle alarm or mechanical lock for the steering wheel or ignition.
  • Always lock the doors and leave the windows rolled up.
  • Always activate any auto alarms or anti-theft devices.
  • Keep valuables out of sight. Expensive items in full view invite theft even if the vehicle is locked.
  • Place valuable items in your trunk not the front or back seats.
  • Know the license number, year, make and model of your vehicle.
  • Do not leave money, checkbooks, or credit cards in the vehicle at any time.

Preventing Bicycle Theft:

  • Keep bicycles locked any time they are unattended with a good "U" type lock or a good casehardened padlock and cable. Make sure the "U" lock or cable goes through the front wheel, rear wheel and the frame and secure it to a fixed object.
  • Check the lock by pulling on it to make sure it is secure.
  • Use an engraver to place an identifying mark on unpainted major bicycle components.
  • Retain all evidence of purchase, including the serial number.
  • Be able to identify the bicycle by it color and it's features.
  • Have one or more close up color photographs of the bicycle on hand.
  • Never loan your bicycle or other property to strangers.
  • Avoid parking a bicycle in a deserted or poorly lit area.