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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Release 19-036 - Police chief offers tips to protect vehicles, property

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CITY OF LEBANON COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE

POINT OF CONTACT: Derek Gean

RELEASE: 19-036

VOICE: 417.991.2310

EMAIL: dgean@lebanonmo.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Police chief offers tips to protect vehicles, property


The Lebanon Police Department is working to be proactive in combating a national increase in vehicle thefts.

According to Lebanon Police Chief Randy Halstead, 65 vehicles were stolen in Lebanon in 2018 and 110 vehicle property thefts occurred. Halstead aims to educate community members in ways to help reduce this trend locally.

"Leaving the keys in the vehicle and leaving the vehicle unlocked is a common contributing factor in these incidents," Halstead said.

The LPD offers the following tips to help keep your vehicle and property secure:

— Never leave your car running unattended, even for just a minute.

— Never leave keys in the ignition, or inside the vehicle.

— Always roll up the windows and lock the car, even if it’s in front of your home.

— Never Leave valuables in plain view, even if your car is locked.

— Park in busy, well-lit areas.

For more information, contact the LPD at 417.532.3131.


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