Lock It. Hide It. Keep It.



In the last four days, there have been over 25 reported motor vehicle burglaries in Champaign. The majority of these incidents have occurred around Southwest Champaign and most-to-all of these incidents were unlocked vehicles. Police encourage citizens to be more aware and offer the following tips to help protect your valuables:

  • Lock vehicle doors and take the keys with you when not in use, even in your driveway
  • Don’t leave vehicles running unoccupied
  • Don’t leave unattended personal belongings in plain sight inside your vehicle, no matter where it is parked
  • Install alarms and/or “kill switch” devices in vehicles
  • Mount CB radios, tape players and other radio equipment so it can be removed and locked in your trunk
  • Don’t leave mail in vehicle with the address label visible
  • At night, always park your vehicle in a well-lit and visible place
  • If you are the victim of a motor vehicle burglary, call the Police immediately to help the investigation process. Call Champaign Police at 217-351-4545