Get in the #9PM Routine!
Every night at 9:00 before retiring, check that your doors and windows are locked and click your car remote to be sure your car is secure.
If you have left valuables in the car now is a good time to retrieve them.
Car burglary crime prevention tips…
Roll up your windows, lock your car whenever you leave it unattended, especially overnight even if it is parked in your own driveway
Leave a light on in your driveway… motion activated lights are a big plus!
ALWAYS remove loose, visable valuables from your vehicle. This includes purses, wallets, cellular phones, laptop computers, and briefcases. A auto burglar loves to see items that can be grabbed easily and carried away without much effort. This is a crime of opportunity and you create it. A brick through the window is all it takes to gain access to those loose items.
If you have a garage… use it. Remove your garage door opener and spare house key from your car whenever you leave it unattended in your driveway… once a thief has your opener he can get inside your garage, close the door, and take all of the time in the world he needs to burglarize your home.
Purchase and use a car alarm.
Always report suspicious activity in your neighborhood… you know who’s supposed to be there and who isn’t… when you see something that doesn’t look right, call law enforcement.
Keep a list of serial numbers for your commonly used electronic equipment. Even if you plan on never leaving a cellular phone or laptop computer in your car, you should record all of the following information:
Make of Item: (Motorola, Ericson, Compaq, etc.)
Having this information available is necessary in order to enter the items into the computer database. This will aid the police in trying to locate the items if the offender(s) are found with them or if they are pawned. This will also ensure the property is returned to the rightful owner.
These simple steps should be used whenever you park your car, whether you are just “running in for a minute” or parking for the evening.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office hopes that these tips will raise awareness and help keep you from becoming a victim.
Please remember to keep your
garage doors closed to prevent theft.
Please call 911 for emergencies.
Orange County Sheriff's Office is still dispatching Belle Isle Police Dept. (BIPD)
the non-emergency number is
The BIPD office number 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
If you would like to receive email crime alerts please send your email address to:
and request to be added to the Crime Watch Notification list.
LCS is located in Zone 40B.
Also see 40BI.