Press ReleaseThursday, March 11, 2021
INCREASE IN RIM/TIRE THEFTS LEAVING VEHICLES UP ON BLOCKS
Since mid-February, there have been 12 reported incidents of rims and tires being stolen off of vehicles overnight, leaving the victims to find their vehicle on bricks/cinder blocks in the morning. The targeted vehicles are newer models of Toyota Corollas, Toyota Camrys, and Honda Accords with stock sport rims and tires. Of the 12 reported
incidents, 6 have occurred in apartment complex parking lots.
The Turlock Police Department wants to make the community aware of this trend and to help those with these types of vehicles to know what they can do to help prevent their rims and tires being stolen:
Install video surveillance
Park in a well-lit area
If you have a garage, park inside at night
Utilize locking lug-nuts
Be sure to lock and alarm your vehicle
Lastly, communicate with your neighbors and look out for one another if you notice something suspicious
As always, please report suspicious activity or in-progress crimes that are occurring to the Turlock Police Dispatch at (209) 668-1200. If you are interested in starting a Neighborhood Watch Program in your neighborhood, please contact Crime Prevention Specialist Erika Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Turlock Police Department is an active participant in the Crime Stoppers Program. Callers can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 and may be eligible for a cash reward.
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This information is being released by Turlock Police Department Crime and Community Analyst Deandra Wiley.
Any media requests should contact:
Sergeant Michael Parmley
Office of Professional Standards
Turlock Police Department
Office phone - (209) 668-6506
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