Notice Regarding Recent Motor Vehicle Burglaries
Recently, the Fall Creek community has experienced an increase in the number of motor vehicle burglaries. In addition to other entities such as homeowners associations, there are two special districts in the Fall Creek community that help pay for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement, Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 96 and Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 49. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office gathers statistics from these two areas. Here are the statistics from the Fall Creek community for burglary of a motor vehicle from November 2017 to February 6, 2018:
Fall Creek / WCID 96
November 2017 – 2
December 2017 – 0
January 2018 – 10
So far to February 5, 2018 – 1
Fall Creek / MUD 49
November 2017 – 3
December 2017 – 2
January 2018 – 2
So far to February 5, 2018 – 2
No one wants their car or truck broken it to and property stolen, but there are times when citizens provide crooks an opportunity for an easy burglary. The following is a list of things to do to that will deter your vehicle being a target:
- If possible, park your vehicles in your garage.
- If you do park in your driveway or in the street, LOCK YOUR VEHICLE. A substantial number of vehicles where property is taken are not locked.
- Keep the driveway lighted at night or have lights with motion sensors on them.
- When you go shopping or to the gym, be aware of where you park, and try to park as close to the business as you can. Also, don’t take things from the inside of your vehicle in the parking lot and then lock them in the trunk thinking your property will be safe. Often the crooks are watching, and they will break into your vehicle to gain access to the trunk.
- Do not leave anything of value such as laptop computers, briefcases, billfolds, purses, or shopping bags full of recently purchased items inside your car. It only takes a matter of seconds for crooks to look into your car and see articles left behind.
- Utilize the alarm system on your vehicle.
- If your vehicle is burglarized, be sure to file a report with the law enforcement agency who has jurisdiction where the offense occurred.
These are some of the things that can help from becoming the next victim. Do your part in avoiding your vehicle being burglarized.
Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski
Harris County Sheriff’s Office
7900 Will Clayton Parkway
Humble, Texas 77338