Thieves Target Unlocked Vehicle Doors, Perpetrators Go From Driveway To Driveway

By  //  January 18, 2016

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Delicious Digg This Stumble This

SHERIFF'S CRIME PREVENTION TIPS

While it may sound like a broken record or instant replay of numerous previous Crime Prevention tips I want to once again focus this week's message on the importance of locking your car doors while your vehicles are parked out front of your residence. (BCSO image)

While it may sound like a broken record or instant replay of numerous previous Crime Prevention tips I want to once again focus this week’s message on the importance of locking your car doors while your vehicles are parked out front of your residence. (BCSO image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – While it may sound like a broken record or instant replay of numerous previous Crime Prevention tips I want to once again focus this week’s message on the importance of locking your car doors while your vehicles are parked out front of your residence.

Currently our community and others across the state of Florida continue to be targeted with burglaries to unlocked vehicles by thieves who then steal various items from inside the vehicle to include electronic devices, loose change, firearms and even garage door openers.

Videos from home security cameras continue to show that the perpetrators will go from driveway to driveway searching for unlocked cars in the middle of the night.

If the car is locked the suspects don’t force entry into the car but instead travel to the next driveway in search of an unlocked vehicle that provides them easy access to personal items that have been left inside.

While I am not suggesting you have to go the lengths in the above photo, I am asking everyone to always remember to lock their car doors before going inside their home.

VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s Weekly Crime Tip Focuses On Distractive DrivingRelated Story:
VIDEO: Sheriff Wayne Ivey’s Weekly Crime Tip Focuses On Distractive Driving

By taking an extra 2 seconds to lock your car doors you not only keep yourself from becoming crime’s next victim but you also help us keep the crime rate down in Brevard County.

As always, thank you for sharing this vital Crime Prevention information with your family and friends and for all you do to support our agency.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE CRIME NEWS

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

Sheriff Wayne Ivey

Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft.

That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today.

Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.

The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.

Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.

Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.


Click here to contribute your news or announcements Free