The Property Crime Unit handles cases involving burglaries, thefts and auto thefts. Many of these crimes are classified as "opportunity crimes." Homeowners that leave their garage doors open or have an accumulation of newspapers in the front yard, items left in plain view in your vehicle or a vehicle running unattended. These are bad habits of homeowners that leave them susceptible to property crimes.
Question: What are some things I can do to prevent these crimes from happening to me?
Question: What to do if I am a victim of one of these crimes?
It takes several days for the report to be processed before it is assigned to an investigator. When you do talk to the assigned detective, do not be offended if he does not immediately recall all of the details of your offense. Remember, he has a large caseload and will need some minor details from you to isolate your case.
Remember to report all suspicious activity, and if it can be done safely, record the license plates of suspicious vehicles.