In order for a criminal to carry out their act they need the opportunity to commit the crime. Remove the opportunity and it becomes much more difficult for the criminal to make you their victim. The Northfield Police Department is asking community members to help reduce theft from vehicles by taking these prevention measures:
- Always lock your vehicle doors even in your own driveway.
- Do not leave valuables in your car. Lock them in your trunk or take them inside.
- If you have a garage, use it, and keep it locked.
- Always park in a well-lighted area.
- Never leave keys in your vehicle.
Report thefts and any suspicious activity immediately to the police by calling 9-1-1. Remember that crime affects everyone. By working together we can reduce crime in our community!