Vehicle Burglary Prevention


Over the past couple of weeks, the DeKalb Police Department has investigated vehicle burglaries. The burglaries were reported at various locations within the city. The weather is warming up which brings more foot traffic to both the downtown area and residential areas.

The DeKalb Police Department Recommends the Following Vehicle Burglary Prevention Tips:

  • Lock your car, even in your driveway.
  • Do not leave your electronic devices, wallets, purses, cash, or keys visible from outside your vehicle.
  • Keep outside lights on after dark.
  • See Something / Say Something / Safe Neighborhoods are Everyone’s Business!

Please report any suspicious activity or persons immediately to the DeKalb Police Department.

If you have information on any of these crimes, you can contact the DeKalb Police Department at (815) 748-8400 or contact Crime Stoppers at (815) 895-3272. You can also text ALERTDEKALB to 67282 and provide an anonymous tip.