GRPD Shares Tips After Many Recently Reported Auto Burglaries

GRPD Shares Tips After Many Recently Reported Auto Burglaries

GREEN RIVER – A recent rash of auto burglaries in Green River has the GRPD reminding residents to lock doors and remove valuable items from vehicles.

There have been a number of auto burglaries recently in Green River. GRPD Officials said It appears they have been mostly occurring during the night. Investigators said suspects have been going through unlocked vehicles and taking items and money.

Vehicle prowls are the theft of property from a motor vehicle. The GRPD said most are crimes of opportunity through unlocked doors and open windows where victims usually encounter expensive vehicle damage – especially to their windows, doors and locks.

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Large parking locations like shopping centers, housing communities, parks and schools are prime targets for a prowler since multiple vehicles can be hit in a short time span. Also, prowlers know the odds are good that someone will leave a door unlocked, a window down or keys in the ignition.

Unfortunately, vehicle prowls are very common. Luckily, they are preventable. The GRPD said use these easy and inexpensive tips to reduce your risk of becoming a victim of vehicle prowl.


Parking & Securing Your Vehicle

– Use a garage or secure location whenever possible.

– Park in well-lit areas where your car can be seen.

– Avoid isolated areas. Park near locations frequently used by pedestrians.

– If you hear something suspicious (shattering glass) or see someone looking into vehicles, call 9-1-1.

– Roll up the windows and lock all doors.

– Secure the trunk, hatches, bed-mounted tool boxes, and canopies.

– Activate your alarm.

– Install anti-theft devices.


Remove These Items


CD player and CD’s

Cell phones



Credit/debit, gift cards

Day planner

Electronic devices

Garage door opener

GPS unit




Luggage or bags




Store bags or packages


Vehicle insurance, title and registration information



Anti-Theft Devices

– Steering wheel locking devices are easy to install and inexpensive.

– Car alarms are convenient and effective – Especially if they disable the vehicle’s starter when activated.

– Install switches to interrupt the fuel supply or electrical systems.

– Locking gas caps deters fuel from being siphoned.

If you should see anything suspicious or have information on the recent auto burglaries call the Green River Police Department at 872-0555 or dispatch at 875-1400.