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Prevent Auto Burglaries

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Let’s reduce crime together this holiday season. Remove it or Lose it.

The holidays are upon us and many of us will be out shopping over the next several weeks. Unfortunately, thieves will be on the lookout for crimes of opportunity and we want you to reduce your risk of becoming a victim by taking a few simple steps. We have teamed up with San Jose, Santa Clara, Newark and Milpitas and together our agencies want to send a strong message to would be suspects, that our communities are taking a tough stance on crime.  Watch our auto burglary prevention video, and please read our safety tips below:

  •  Don’t leave valuables of any kind in your vehicle! What items are considered valuable?
    • Backpacks, gym bags, tablets, iPads, briefcases, day-planners, cash/coins, checkbooks, credit cards, wallets, purses, laptops, cell phones (and chargers), GPS devices, stereo/CD players (and faceplates), speakers, jewelry, keys and tools.
  • Lock ALL doors and roll up windows even if you’re going only going to be away for a short amount of time.  It only takes seconds for thieves to steal your stuff.
  • If you must leave valuables in your car, stash them out of sight (in the trunk or under the seat) BEFORE you reach your destination.
  • Someone may be watching you stash your valuables when you park your car. Plan your shopping/errands so that you don't load your trunk until you are ready to drive to another destination; never open a trunk, fill it full of valuables, close it, and then just walk away.
  • Once home, unload your valuables immediately. Do not store valuables in your car any longer than necessary and certainly never overnight.
  • If your trunk can be opened from inside your car without a key, lock this feature when you are not in your car or have it disabled, if possible.
  • Don’t leave any sign that there might be valuables hidden in your vehicle.  Remember to also secure docking stations, connector cables, phone chargers, Fastraks and loose coins.
  • Park in busy, well-lighted areas and remember to set any alarm or anti-theft device.

Always call the Fremont Police Department to report suspicious activity.  Dial 9-1-1 to report a crime in progress and use the non-emergency number. (510) 790-6800 option 3, to report non-emergency information. 

Happy Holidays!



What Can You Do?

  • Remove all valuables from your parked car, especially laptops and high end electronics
  • Share this information with your friends, neighbors and co-workers (feel free to share our posts to your social media accounts)
  • Be vigilant and report suspicious vehicles and activity
  • Install video surveillance
  • If you routinely travel or use your vehicle for work, consider purchasing a trunk storage case that can be locked and secured in your trunk

To report suspicious activity, please contact
the Fremont Police Department at 510-790-6800 x 3. To report a crime in progress, dial 911.