May 14, 2013 — The Salt Lake City Police Department’s auto theft investigations unit reports that the number of vehicles reported stolen spiked during the first four months of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago.
As a result, SLCPD reminds owners to take simple steps to eliminate the desire, ability and opportunity for criminals to steal or burglarize vehicles:
Ever wonder what catches a vehicle burglar’s eye? Make sure not to leave any of the following in plain sight, let alone unsecured:
Lastly — always report suspicious activity. For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call (801) 799-3000.
Attachments: heat maps showing stolen vehicle and stolen recovered vehicle activity in April 2013.
Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).