How do you keep your car from being stolen or burglarized?

By From page A4 | February 19, 2014

FAIRFIELD — Car theft and burglary have become an ongoing problem in the Fairfield-Suisun City-Vacaville area and the Daily Republic would like to hear from you about it.

The problem, and some ways to help you keep your own car from being either stolen or broken into, will be the subject of the first in an ongoing series of articles about crime trends here and what can be done about them.

Have you had your own car stolen or broken into? What have you done to make sure it doesn’t happen again? What do you feel can be done to put a crimp in car thefts and burglaries?

Please send your stories, comments and ideas to Ian Thompson at [email protected] or call him at 427-6976.

Reach Ian Thompson at 427-6976 or [email protected]

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson

Ian Thompson has worked for the Daily Republic longer than he cares to remember. A native of Oregon and a graduate of the University of Oregon, he pines for the motherland still. He covers Vacaville and Travis Air Force Base for the Daily Republic. He is an avid military history buff, wargamer and loves the great outdoors.

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  • Rich GiddensFebruary 18, 2014 - 9:41 pm

    A home's garage was meant for storing a car securely and not for storing junk and garbage. Keeping cars out on the street and driveways detracts from the good appearance of a home and neighborhood. It also gives your no-gooders an opportunity to break into or steal your car. Having a home security camera system and additional physical security installed at a home is no longer optional for people living in California. It is now essential to your survival. Darwin's laws apply here.

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  • el doradoFebruary 19, 2014 - 1:38 am

    move out of Solano county. problem solved

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  • The MisterFebruary 19, 2014 - 6:50 am


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  • Tax PayerFebruary 19, 2014 - 6:58 am

    Folks leave there valuables in unlocked vehicles every day. They are shocked when they find some "tweeker" has gone through their vehicle and stolen there stuff. Empty out the garbage in your garage and park it inside. Any by the way if you park it outside, don't leave the garage door opener on your visor for them to open your garage door and steal you stuff as well as possible come into your house and do much more? Common sense!

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