Several Reports of Stolen Items from Unlocked Vehicles
Remove your valuables and keep your doors locked.
Today the City of Jasper Police Department responded to several reports of items stolen from unlocked vehicles in the Arbor Hills subdivision. It appears that these thefts occurred sometime between 7 p.m and 7 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. Items taken from these vehicles include a firearm, small electronics & cash. The police department cannot stress enough the importance of locking car doors, removing valuables, and using anti-theft devices, if so equipped.
If anyone has information that would assist the Police Department in these or other incidents, they may contact the City of Jasper Criminal Investigations Division at 706-692-9110. You may remain anonymous.
Here are some tips to help thwart a car theft or break-in:
Always lock your vehicle doors, even if you are parked in your driveway.
Never leave anything of value in plain sight (GPS units, laptops, cell phones, purses, wallets).
Put valuables in the trunk before you park; never after you park (thieves may be watching you).
Lock truck-bed toolboxes.
When possible, park your vehicle in your locked garage.
If you must park on the street avoid dark or isolated areas.
If at all possible, only carry the items you need while you are out. Leave items such as Social Security cards, extra checkbooks, extra credit cards, and extra keys at home. Once thieves have possession of these items you can continue to be victimized.
Be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity to the police immediately.
If you are the victiny of a vehicle break-in follow these steps:
Step away from the vehicle and contact the police.
If identification items were stolen from your vehicle, contact your bank and
credit card company and advise them of the theft.
Keep a list of important numbers, to include the numbers to your bank and credit card companies, and serial nunbers to all the electronic items you own.
Contact your cell phone provider and activate the GPS tracking device on your
phone, if available.
If your laptop is stolen and you have similar tracking or locating software
installed, contact the necessary company to have that feature activated.