Lock Your Car
The Delran Township Police Department reminds residents that you can help prevent theft by rolling up windows and locking their vehicles. There has been an increase in reported thefts of items left inside vehicles, and overwhelmingly these are vehicles left unlocked.
Typically, criminals will simply try to open the door to a vehicle and if it is locked, they just move on rather than smashing a window and drawing attention.
Additionally, here are some important things to remember to avoid being an easy target:
- Park your vehicle in your garage, driveway, or under a streetlight.
- Remove all loose items of value such as loose change, cell phones, laptops, jewelry, sunglasses, purses, etc. from inside the car and lock them in the trunk. Better off, don’t leave them in the car at all!
- Close all windows, including vent or wing windows and sunroofs.
- Do not attach personal information to your keys, leave a GPS, or mail with your address on it in your vehicle;
- NEVER leave your garage door opener in your vehicle.
- Never leave a key fob in your vehicle.
- Never leave vehicles unlocked or idling unattended, even if you are dashing into a home or store.
- Lock your doors every time you leave your vehicle and activate your anti-theft device.
Please look out for one another. If you notice your neighbor’s car is unlocked or valuables are easily visible, remind them to lock their cars and take their valuables.
If you see someone walking around trying to open car door handles, report it to the Delran Police Department immediately.
Polar Bear Plunge
It was a pleasure to watch the Delran Defenders get together last week for the Polar Bear Plunge! This was a fun event for the benefit of the Special Olympics!
We are always #DelranProud of our First Responders and the incredible work they do serving the community, and it was great to spend some downtime with everyone and see the camaraderie that exists between these groups!
Thank you to Lt. Jim Mitchell who organizes the Plunge for the Defenders, Delran Police, Fire, and EMS for inviting us to join you today! Thanks to County Deputy Director, Commissioner Dan O’Connell (Delran resident), Council President Tyler Burrell, Council Vice President Tom Lyon. Councilman Lynn Jeney for spending time with the group!