Friday, August 14, 2015

Lock it or Lose it by KLTV

An unlocked car might just be too much of a temptation for someone hoping to steal your belongings, so Marshall police are working to help you remember not to allow that to happen.

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The police department launched the "Lock It or Lose It" campaign Wednesday to help citizens remember to lock their cars and trucks when leaving them, even in their own driveways.

The department says residents will notice officers at different locations around Marshall handing out informative flyers, reminding owners to lock their vehicles and take any valuables (computers, handbags, cell phones, and the like) with them when they leave the vehicle. Residents will also receive a reminder in their upcoming water bills, as well as find an insert in Sunday's local newspaper.

Chief Jesus Eddie Campa said, "We see an increase of burglaries, both vehicle and residential, during the summer months. We are asking Marshall residents to take a proactive approach by following the simple steps listed on the flyers to prevent them from becoming victims."
Campa also asks that residents always report suspicious activity to the MPD non-emergency number, which is 903-935-4575 or call the Marshall-Harrison County Crime Stoppers tip line at 903-935-9969.

The Lock It or Lose It campaign will also be shared on the police department's Twitter and Facebook pages. Campa requests that the community share any and all posts concerning this campaign on their own social media pages.

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