Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Reminds Residents to Lock Vehicles

In light of a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries in neighboring Fairfax and Prince William County, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit and Criminal Investigations Division are reminding residents to lock their doors and windows; this includes garage doors. 
In Fairfax County serial burglaries have been reported throughout the Sully, Fair Oaks, Reston, Mason and McLean police districts. Similar incidents (burglaries, attempted burglaries & larcenies from vehicles) were reported in the Haymarket area in Prince William County.    
Members of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit are encouraging residents to lock all outside doors and windows before you go to bed or leave the house and utilize your security alarm ( if installed and activated). Residents are also asked to keep their garage door closed and locked and lock vehicles parked inside and outside of garages. You are also encouraged to remove all items of value from the vehicle such as GPS units, cell phones, MP3 players and wallets.   
The agency encourages residents to report all suspicious activity and/or vehicles by calling the 24-hour-non-emergency-line at703-777-1021. If you observe a crime in progress, call 9-1-1 immediately. 
What is suspicious activity? You know your neighborhood better than anyone else. If you observe any activity or event that makes you feel uncomfortable or is out of place- obey your intuitive sense that something is suspicious. If you are not sure about calling law enforcement, call anyway.

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