OFFICIAL WEB SITE
OF THE
WOODS CROSS CITY
POLICE DEPARTMENT

SERVICE - LOYALTY - PRIDE

1555 South 800 West, Woods Cross, Utah 84087

OFFICIAL WEB SITE OF THE

WOODS CROSS CITY
POLICE DEPARTMENT

SERVICE - LOYALTY - PRIDE

1555 South 800 West, Woods Cross, Utah 84087

Vehicle Burglary Prevention Tips

Vehicle burglaries and thefts are crimes of opportunity which occur at all hours, day and night. Burglaries from a vehicle generally have one thing in common: personal belongings, such as purses, bags, clothing, laptops and other electronic devices, are left in vehicles. Keep in mind anything can be of value to a thief.

Crime Prevention Tips:

  • Always roll up vehicle windows and lock all doors.
  • Hide your personal belongings. If you leave property visible in your vehicle, your vehicle is automatically a target.
  • Store items in your trunk before you arrive on-site; avoid storing items in your trunk after you park.  
  • Keep cell phone cords and other electronic accessories out of sight. Burglars are willing to break a window when they see a cord because there is a chance that a device will be in the vehicle.
  • Burglars are able to detect the Bluetooth signal on electronic devices. Place your electronics in airplane mode or turn off the Bluetooth/Wi-Fi option, then power off your electronic devices. Put away devices before you get to the parking lot.  
  • If you are alone and it is late, ask store security to accompany you to your parked vehicle.
  • Park in a well-lit area.

Look out for “suspicious activity” including:

  • People walking up and down the parking lot aisles looking into cars or trying door handles
  • Vehicles driving around parking lots at very slow speeds for extended periods of time while observing parked cars
  • People on bicycles or electronic scooters casing around the parking lot