March 6, 2012 - The Houston Police Department's March on Crime moved to the city's eastside today (March 6). At the Community Family Center at 7524 Avenue E, officers from HPD's Eastside Patrol Division educated residents on steps they can take to prevent burglaries of motor vehicles (BMVs).
The officers made presentations to about 150 attendees on BMV and other crime prevention efforts. Following the classroom presentations, officers gave the residents personalized inspections of their vehicles, demonstrating what thieves look for and the simple steps the car owners can take to keep from being burglarized.
"They shouldn't leave articles or merchandise such as iPods or cellphones or anything of value in the vehicle where it is visible from the outside," said HPD Officer Frank Salazar.
Preventing BMVs is simple, Officer Salazar said, "Lock it up, store it, or leave it at home."
Working together, Houston police officers and the public can help "Keep Houston Safe." For more crime prevention and safety information, visit the HPD website at www.houstonpolice.org
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.