Help prevent vehicle burglaries by remembering Lock, Take and Hide
The Mesquite Police Department (MPD) urges the Mesquite community to follow the Lock, Take and Hide crime prevention program to help prevent vehicle burglaries. In February, the MPD arrested two suspects in possession of more than 150 pieces of identifying information and the personal belongings of at least 51 victims. The suspects were charged with Fraudulent Possession of Identifying Information, Vehicle Theft, Mail Theft and multiple counts of Burglary of a Vehicle. During an interview, the suspects told investigators they only took items from unlocked vehicles because they were so plentiful and easy to find. Unlocked cars account for an estimated 85 percent of Burglary of a Vehicle offenses. Help prevent vehicle burglaries. Lock your vehicle, take your keys and hide your belongings.