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Crime Prevention Tips — Burglary

The Burglary Basics:

The MOST important thing YOU can do is CALL THE POLICE to report a CRIME or any SUSPICIOUS activity. You have to be the eyes of your neighborhood. And remember you can always remain a pair of anonymous eyes! Light up your residence, lock your doors at all times, and call the Police when you see something suspicious. For additional crime prevention tips or to arrange for a crime prevention specialist to conduct a neighborhood association or group meeting contact the Monterey Police at: 831-646-3830.

Don't Tempt a Thief:

Locks…Get the Best:

Targeting the Outside:



If Your Home Is Broken Into:

If you come home to find an unexplained open/broken window or door:

Other precautions you should take:

Car Burglaries

Tips on how to avoid car break-ins: