Thefts From Motor Vehicles

Most thefts from vehicles take place during the late night hours; however, we have recently seen an increase in thefts from motor vehicles during the day. In these cases, valuables were left in plain sight and the unknown suspect(s) broke out a window and grabbed the valuables. Many of our thefts from vehicles occur due to vehicles being left unlocked.

Make yourself less vulnerable to theft by following the recommendations below:

  • Secure your vehicle by locking all doors and rolling up the windows.
  • Remove all portable stereo equipment, CD's, cell phones, radar detectors, and other similar equipment from your vehicle. If this is not possible, make an attempt to hide them from view.
  • Remove all personal property such as purses and wallets.
  • Do not leave packages visible in your vehicle.
  • Park in well lit areas or areas of high traffic/visibility.
  • Do not leave your vehicle running or your keys in the vehicle unattended.
  • Report suspicious activities in parking lots to the University Police immediately.
  • Check your vehicle daily to ensure that it has not been damaged or broken into.