Tuesday , 24 April 2018

McKinney Police Encourage Automobile Precautions: Lock, Take, Hide Valuables

Submitted by City of McKinney

The McKinney Police Department encourages residents to take steps to avoid becoming a victim of burglary. Due to a recent increase in theft of property left in cars, the MPD is pushing the messages of the Lock-Take-Hide initiative. The goal of the program is to bring awareness of current property crime trends throughout McKinney and reduce the risk of being victimized.

Residents are strongly encouraged to lock their vehicles, take any valuable items from their vehicle or at the very least, hide items from view when left in personal vehicles. Cars parked in rear-entry driveways can be especially vulnerable to burglary. Park cars in garages whenever possible, and always lock cars to help avoid theft.

“McKinney is a very safe place to live, but property crimes can sometimes be prevented by taking simple steps. We want to help residents avoid becoming a victim. Spreading the word about the Lock-Take-Hide initiative is one way to do that,” said Joe Williams, Chief of Police.

Call the McKinney Police Department and report any suspicious activity at the non-emergency line, 972-547-2700, or call 911 for active and in-progress crimes. For more information, visit www.mckinneypolice.org.

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