News Story


Lock it, Hide it, Keep it
1/18/2017 6:04:00 PM


Nature of Incident:

Lock it, Hide it, Keep it



Date & Time:


Unit Responsible:

Thousand Oaks Police Department


The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to remind the community to be vigilant in securing their personal property. This includes removing valuables from your vehicle or putting it a location that is out of sight. Remember the phrase 'Lock it, hide it, keep it.' This simple phrase may keep you from becoming a victim.


The Thousand Oaks Police Department would like to offer the following crime prevention tips:


  • Lock your vehicle.
  • Do not leave valuables such as purses or wallets, cell phones, computers, or purchased items in your vehicle or in plain view. 
  • Consider concealing valuables in your trunk prior to arriving at a destination, such as a hiking trail or shopping center.
  • Be aware of your surroundings as thieves may be watching you.


If you see something suspicious, say something by contacting the Thousand Oaks Police Department immediately at (805) 654-9511 or 911.


Prepared by:

Detective Timothy Lohman


Media Release Date:

January 18, 2017


Media Follow-Up Contact:

Detective Tim Lohman /  (805) 947-8255


Approved by:

Captain Mike Hartmann


Ventura County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 reward for information, which leads to the arrest and criminal complaint against the person(s) responsible for this crime.  The caller may remain anonymous.  The call is not recorded.  Call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).