August 20, 2014 09:05
City of Portland Part I Crime Stats through August 2, 2014, indicate that Part I crimes are up 3% over the same time period in 2013.
Of particular interest is the rise in larceny from autos (car prowls), which is up 17% citywide.
The Portland Police Bureau wants to remind community members to never leave valuables in their car to attract opportunistic thieves. If you must store anything in your vehicle, keep it out of sight and secure. When possible, park in busy, well-lit areas.
Also, if you are the victim of a car prowl, the Police Bureau encourages victims to file a police report online by visiting http://www.PortlandPolice.com
Community members are urged to protect themselves and their property by obtaining tips on how to prevent crime from occurring in their