Mesa Police Remind Citizens To Secure Vehicles

November 19, 2008

East Mesa has recently experienced an increase in burglaries from unsecured vehicles.

The Mesa Police Department Crime Prevention Unit continues to educate the community on a variety of crime prevention issues. The Mesa Police Department wants everyone to remember basic theft prevention measures. During the holiday season, there are more opportunities for people to become victims of theft and burglary. An unlocked vehicle is more than just an open invitation for thieves to steal items from within the vehicle. This can attract the criminals into your community looking for additional unsecured vehicles, open garage doors and unsecured homes.

In many cases, thieves will return to neighborhoods they have burglarized in hopes of victimizing additional residents. This may not stop until they are caught OR until the victims begin taking away the opportunities.

As a resident, you can help to lessen the chance of you becoming a victim by taking a few precautions:

  • Lock ALL vehicles.
  • Do not leave any items in view in your vehicle.
  • Make sure your garage door is completely shut at all times.
  • Secure your vehicle, even if you park it inside a garage, just in case the garage door is left open unintentionally.
  • Never leave a garage door opener in a vehicle parked in the driveway.


 Mesa Police encourages residents to report any suspicious activity by calling 480-644-2211.

For more information on protection your homes and vehicles, personal safety, etc., please visit



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