There have been 6 or 7 theft from cars and 2 cars stolen in South Oakland the last 2 weeks on Hardie Way, Dawson and Parkview.
We are urging residents to take basic precautions to prevent crimes. This includes like making sure doors are locked and the importance of leaving nothing visible inside your car. Obviously this includes anything like laptop, camera, cell-phone, purse, etc., but also anything not as obviously valuable, like an old pair of jeans or worn-looking crumpled sweatshirt. To a hopeful thief, they could contain a wallet, jewelry, etc.,
A related precaution: Never leave a charger plugged into your vehicle’s accessory-socket! A potential thief seeing that telltale wire draped across the center-console, might hope to find a cell-phone or GPS, etc.
Attached is the City Weekly Crime Report for last week.