Crime does not shelter in place

While the vast majority of people are following Governor Newsom’s orders and staying home, others are using this time of uncertainty to prey on innocent victims.

Criminals do not care if there is a global pandemic and they do not obey stay at home orders. Criminals have and will continue to use this pandemic to take advantage of people. Property crimes and fraud schemes continue to take place in Seal Beach, even though most good people are staying home. Just like we can all do our part to help flatten the curve, we can also all do our part to prevent crimes from occurring by taking a few extra moments to make sure our vehicles and homes are less attractive to criminals.

The Seal Beach Police Department wants to remind the public to help keep the community safe. Please remember:

  • Lock your homes,
  • Lock your cars,
  • Don’t leave valuables unattended,
  • Be aware of your surroundings,
  • Remove deliveries from your porch or have them delivered to another location if you are not home,
  • Install lights and cameras around your home and business,
  • And to report any suspicious activity to the Seal Beach Police Department by calling (562) 594-7232.

“Rest assured that even during these troubling times, the SBPD is here to protect the community,” said Police Chief Philip Gonshak. “Don’t ever hesitate to call us because we are here 24/7 to make sure this wonderful community remains safe.”

This article was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.