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Auburn Police Department Hosting Community Forum to Help Prevent Theft and Burglary Oct. 1

The Auburn Police Department will be hosting a free community forum on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the Auburn Senior Activity Center located at 808 Ninth St. SE from 6-8 PM. The forum is designed to help educate citizens on the best ways to prevent theft and burglary from their person, homes or vehicles.

“Most property crimes are crimes of opportunity,” says Sgt. Les Muterspaugh, “If we can help people reduce the opportunity, we can reduce these types of crimes in Auburn.” 

Auburn Police report that these types of crimes have been on the rise in recent years and hope to provide useful and easy to implement prevention strategies for citizens and neighborhoods to better protect themselves and their belongings from being stolen or damaged. Some of the topics to be covered are prevention of: 

  • Auto theft 
  • Residential and commercial burglary 
  • Workplace and retail theft 
  • Fraud and forgery 
  • Identity theft 
  • Theft of firearms and illegal possession of firearms

The forum will consist of a presentation from Auburn Police Detectives and then followed by a question and answer period to address further concerns. 

“We want to let our citizens know what we are seeing out there and help them decrease their chances of becoming a victims,” says Muterspaugh, “The police department wants to ensure that all of our citizens and their belongings are safe.” 

Registration is not required, but space will be limited. For more information on this crime prevention forum contact the Auburn Police Department at 253-931-3080.

More information about the Auburn Police Department can be found at www.auburnwa.gov/police.