A friendly reminder to lock your car doors and remove valuables EVERY night!
I know you have heard this reminder before, but we are continuing to take reports for thefts from vehicles as well as stolen vehicles where the vehicle was left unlocked. Often times these thefts are committed by criminals by simply trying door handles hoping for unlocked vehicles. It is an all too common problem that can be prevented by simply locking your vehicle. Never leave valuables in your vehicle, but if you must...lock them up and keep them out of sight.
Always park in well-lit and heavily traveled areas and if at home, park in the garage if possible.
It's important to remember that paperwork, such as vehicle registration, insurance cards and user manuals that contain sensitive information (i.e. key replacement codes and door lock codes) are common targets for criminals. Always keep them locked up in the glove box or center console.
In addition, it appears a key-spoofing technique is making its way from the East coast to the West coast. During this technique, a criminal uses a device to capture the transmitted radio signal from your key fob as you push the button to lock/unlock your doors. The criminal would now have the signal to unlock your vehicle. Though this key-spoofing technique has been around for years, it is uncommon and we do not have any reports of this happening in Henderson. However, as a suspect must be in close proximity for this scheme to work, it's a good reminder to always be aware of your surroundings and look out for suspicious activity or behavior.