Spring is here, and summer is fast approaching, so the City of Minneapolis wants to remind everyone of some crime prevention tips to help you and your family enjoy an incident-free summer. A little bit of prevention goes a long way to keeping our neighborhoods safe and free of crime.
* Always lock your home doors if you are gone, even if only for a few minutes. If you are working in the backyard, keep your front door and garage door closed and locked, and your backdoors locked if you are in the front yard. During warm weather people often open windows or sliding glass doors while they are at home. Always remember to close and lock them before you go to sleep.
* Always remember to roll up your car windows, take any valuables out of your car, and lock your doors every time you exit your vehicle, even if it is parked in your own driveway. Thefts from cars are often a result of people forgetting to lock their doors.
* Remember to turn your vehicle off prior to exiting your vehicle, even if going inside your home just for a few minutes. Remove all valuables, and keys from your vehicle.
* For suspected emergencies or crimes in progress, call 9-1-1. For all other incidents that you want to report contact 311.
Finally, be a good neighbor, this can be one of the best crime prevention tools. Watchful, attentive neighbors can spot potential criminals and alert the police right away. If you see something say something.