Car Break In Awareness

Prevent auto theft


Auto theft can happen anywhere. Castle Rock Police wants you to be aware of ways to "outthink a thief:"

  • Remove cell phones, purses, cash, electronics or other valuables from your vehicle
  • Hide boxes, cases shopping bags or gym bags from plain sight
  • Park your vehicle in areas that are well lit and close your car windows completely
  • Take your garage door opener from your vehicle after parking
  • Use your garage if you have one and never leave your keys inside the ignition (even if parked in the garage) 
  • Stay with your car while warming it up, and never leave your car running, even if you'll be gone only for a minute 
  • Lock your car and take your keys with you
  • Consider investing in a car alarm
  • Keep a second set of keys in a safe place, rather than inside your car

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An informative video on vehicle theft is available below from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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