Police Reminding People To Always Lock Their Vehicle

(From the Tiffin Police Department)

Tiffin Community

I want to take a moment to remind everyone of the importance of keeping your vehicles secure. Over the past month and a half, we have had three vehicles stolen in our community, with two of these thefts occurring in just the past two weeks. All three vehicles were unlocked with the keys located in the vehicle.

To help prevent further incidents, please follow these essential safety tips:

  1. Always Lock Your Vehicle: Make it a habit to lock your car every time you park, even if you’re just stepping away for a moment.
  2. Do Not Leave Keys Inside: Never leave your keys in the car, whether it’s running or not. This includes spare keys or key fobs.
  3. Remove Valuables: Ensure your vehicle is free of items of value such as laptops, phones, weapons, or any other personal belongings. Visible items can attract thieves.
  4. Stay Vigilant: Be aware of your surroundings and report any suspicious activity to the police immediately.

Our Criminal Division is actively pursuing leads to identify and apprehend the person or persons responsible for these thefts. Meanwhile, our Patrol Division is maintaining a heightened presence and vigilance throughout the community.

Your cooperation is crucial in helping us keep Tiffin safe. By taking these simple precautions, you can significantly reduce the risk of vehicle theft.

Thank you for your attention and commitment to our community’s safety.

Chief Pauly