If your vehicle is stolen:
The Mesquite Police Department would like to remind you that if your vehicle is stolen, the first thing to do is to remain calm and follow these steps:
Immediately contact the Mesquite Department and file a report. MPD dispatch can be contacted at 972-285-6336 if the theft is delayed or 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency. Make sure you provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) number or license plate number to help MPD and other law enforcement agencies locate your vehicle if it has been stolen. If you do not have your VIN number readily available, contact your insurance company or financial lender.
Report the theft or burglary to your insurance provider. Even if the loss is not covered, reporting the crime will protect you if the automobile causes harm to others after being stolen. If possible, have the vehicle’s title, the location of all keys before the theft, a thorough description of the vehicle, and any personal property that was stolen with the vehicle.
Contact your financial institution if the vehicle is leased or still being financed.
For more information on Auto Theft Prevention contact an MPD Crime Prevention Specialist at 972-329-8781 or go to: https://www.txdmv.gov/motorists/consumer-protection/auto-theft-prevention.