As we approach the summer season, we see an increase in thefts from vehicles. For the most part, these are crimes of
opportunity. As perpetrators walk around the streets at night time, they will check car doors to see if they are locked. If your
car is unlocked, They will enter, and take any valuables left inside. Items commonly taken are cell phones, GPS units, I
pads, money, wallets, etc. Also prescription drugs are taken if left in vehicles. Don't make yourself an easy target for
thieves. Keep your vehicles locked when they are unattended.
Car Break-In Prevention Tips:
1. Keep your car visible-- Park in well-lit areas.
2. Don’t make it easy-- Keep windows and sunroofs closed and doors locked.
3. Activate your vehicle’s alarm --Don’t have one? The purchase of one may reduce your insurance!
4. Hide your valuables --Many smash-and-grab thieves act on impulse. So keep your stuff out of sight!
5. Don’t hand a thief your keys --Take your keys with you. Don’t leave them in the car!
6. Gas is expensive -- Use a locking gas cap to protect your liquid gold!
7. Take it one more step --Many vehicles are broken into with the intent of stealing the vehicle itself. Visible anti-theft
devices, like steering wheel locks, steering column collars or brake pedal locks, may discourage the would-be thief from
breaking in and trying.
We would like to take the opportunity to explain to all citizens of McComb, that McComb has a curfew of 10:00 pm every
night. This ordinance states that any juvenile age 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. A
legal guardian is not a baby-sitter, older brother, etc. It is a person who has a legal court order to be in control of a specific
juvenile, for a specific period of time.
If a juvenile is coming home from an event, such as fireworks, ball games, or any events out of town, like movies, bowling
etc., the juvenile is to go straight home from these events when they have ended. An officer who picks up any juveniles who
are out past curfew, will make contact with the parents/guardian and complete a police report. The juvenile could have
charges filed on them through the Juvenile Court System for the violation.
I remind all citizens to contact the Police Department at 419-293-3667, if they note any suspicious activity in or around their
neighborhood, or to inform us of any concerns or questions you may have.
Have a safe and happy summer!
|McCOMB POLICE DEPARTMENT
135 WEST MAIN STREET
P.O. BOX 340
McCOMB, OHIO 45858-0340
Office – 419-293-3667 Fax – 419-293-2697
|“To Protect and