On March 20, 2019, at 5:04 PM, an officer was dispatched to the main lobby of the LaSalle Police Service to investigate a theft from motor vehicle. The reporting person informed the officer that their vehicle was entered sometime in the evening of Wednesday March 20 into the morning of Thursday March 21. The vehicle was parked in the driveway at their residence, possibly left unlocked. When the reporting person went to their vehicle their wallet was missing; it had been in the driver side door.
The officer took a description of the wallet / contents. The reporting person was instructed to notify their financial institutions and cancel all of the cards. They were also informed to notify credit monitoring services of Transunion and Equifax.
Tips on how to prevent a car break in
1. Lock the doors and close the windows. Don’t make it easy for a thief to break in
2. Don’t leave your car running
3. Park in well lit areas
4. Hide any valuables
5. Invest in an anti-theft system if your car didn’t come equipped with one
6. Understand that thefts from vehicles are crimes of opportunity. Thieves generally look for the easiest target (unlocked door) with the least chance of detection (cover of darkness / late night or early morning hours).
LaSalle Police wish to take this opportunity once again to remind residents to Lock it or Lose it!