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San Clemente Police Services
Friday July 13th, 2012 :: 01:28 p.m. PDT



The past four weeks there have been a total of 74 repressible crimes throughout the city.
The total breakdowns are as follows:
Grand thefts = 9 Commercial burglaries = 5
Petty thefts = 26 Vehicle burglaries = 7
Stolen vehicles = 6 Residential burglaries = 7
Vandalisms = 14

The areas where most crimes occurred, 45 in total, were from the south end of the city as well as the downtown area north of Del Mar. These crimes were mainly theft related crimes of opportunity that can be prevented by taking a few extra steps to ensure the protection of your property.

• ALWAYS LOCK YOUR DOORS, roll up all windows and take the keys with you when you leave your vehicle, even if you will be gone “just a minute.” Oftentimes, thieves go from car to car trying doors. Chances are if your doors are locked they will simply move on to the next car so as not to draw attention to themselves.
• Do not leave ANY valuables in your car (gifts, packages, purses, computers, electronic items, etc). Always take valuables with you.
• Park in open, well-lit, and populated areas near your destination. If possible, park in your garage or at least off the street. Avoid parking near large trucks, vans, dumpsters or other objects that obstruct visibility and provide hiding places for strangers.
• Should a theft occur, call the police immediately to report it. Vehicles and property should be described as accurately and as detailed as possible.
• Be sure that garages, doors and windows at your residence are secure and locked.
• Always keep personal belongings and valuables in sight or in your possession so the temptation to steal is reduced or eliminated.

Report any crimes or suspicious activity immediately to Sheriff’s Dispatch
(949) 770-6011.

San Clemente Police Services
100 Avenida Presidio
San Clemente, CA 92672

Emergency: 9-1-1

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