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El Cajon Police Department – Crime Prevention Tips/Warm Weather Warnings

Post Date:06/14/2019

El Cajon Police Summer Crime Prevention Tips

Post Date: 06/14/2019 9:55 AM

TYPE OF INCIDENT: ECPD Summer PSA

DATE OF INCIDENT: Summer Months

LOCATION OF INCIDENT: El Cajon, CA.

RESUME OF INCIDENT:

El Cajon Police Department – Crime Prevention Tips/Warm Weather Warnings

 

The El Cajon Police Department wants to remind everyone that warmer weather is approaching and residents should take extra precautions to protect their property in both their homes and vehicles. Typically during warm weather months, areas will experience an increase in residential and vehicle burglaries. Suspects usually enter through an open window, usually in the early morning hours or simply reach in through the open window and remove item from residences or vehicles. The loss in most of these cases, have been items located on kitchen counters, tables close to the open windows and shelves. Items typically taken are wallets, purses, credit cards, etc.

 

Because of the very hot temperatures coming our way this summer, below are some tips on summer crime prevention:

 

HOME SAFETY TIPS:

  • Lock your doors, including the garage door
  • Close windows at night and when not at home
  • Secure windows with locks or wooden dowels
  • Install lighting, such as motion sensor lights on your home’s exterior
  • Trim shrubbery around home to eliminate hiding places
  • Do not leave bikes unattended or unsecured
  • Close pet doors when not in use, especially at night
  • Do not leave garage doors openers in vehicles parked outside

     

    VEHICLE SAFETY TIPS:

  • Always lock your doors and roll up your windows when you leave your car, even if it’s parked in your garage
  • Do not leave valuables in the car
  • Before you get into your car, check the backseat and around the car.  Lock your doors once inside the car
  • Never leave an unattended car running, even if it’s just for a moment 
  • Never leave any keys in your car or ignition
  • Park in well-lit, heavily populated areas

 

BE AWARE OF WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AT ALL TIMES… AND TRY AND KEEP COOL THIS SUMMER!

 

Please contact Officer Susan Stoller at (619) 441-1597 or email at;  sstoller@cityofelcajon.us, for any questions. 

 

COMPLETED BY:

Officer Sue Stoller

Special Operations Unit

El Cajon Police Department

REVIEWED BY:

Lt. Stephen Kirk

Metropolitan Division

El Cajon Police Department

DATE/TIME: 06/14/2019 @ 9:55 am

Police Chief Jeff Davis
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