When buying a car, check the manufacturer’s list of anti-theft options, such as interior hood and trunk releases, locking steering columns and others.
Consider the purchase and installation of security devices such as:
This is a violent, random form of auto theft. A driver of any vehicle can be a target of someone with a weapon. It can happen anywhere, day or night.
Here are some precautions:
Thefts of snowmobiles, motorcycles, boats and trail bikes are also increasing. Many of the same precautions that apply to cars also apply to recreational vehicles.
Always chain your bicycle when leaving it—even for a short time. The chain should be case-hardened, at least 3/8” thick and covered with plastic or an inner tube to prevent scratching the bike’s finish. Make sure you use a sturdy padlock. Always chain both the rear wheel and the frame to a stationary object in a conspicuous place. If you only chain one wheel to the other, it can be thrown into a truck and unlocked later.
For more information about crime prevention, contact our District Offices staff:
Sergeant Julian Cosgriff
South District Office
677 W. Tennyson Road
Hayward, CA 94544