Mesquite, TX – December 27, 2019 – The Mesquite Crime Prevention Unit is keeping Mesquite safe. The crime prevention unit collaborated with the Insurance Council of Texas and State Farm to replace older Take. Lock. Hide. signs from businesses throughout the city of Mesquite.
The crime prevention unit received 100 free signs to give away to Mesquite businesses for free. The first business they collaborated with this month was the Holiday Inn in Mesquite. The manager was very excited to receive the signs and quickly replaced them.
Officer Steven Contreras with the Mesquite Police Department said, “There is a high volume of traffic in our business parking lots. We would like our visitors and residents that shop, eat and stay at our businesses to have a pleasant experience and be mindful to take, lock and hide.”
According to national figures, more than 1.85 million auto thefts and vehicle break-ins occur annually. These crimes have resulted in the theft of more than $1.2 billion in personal property. In Mesquite 20 percent of all our crimes involve theft of or from a vehicle, with 40 percent of those vehicles being left unlocked by the driver. It takes only 10 seconds to take your keys, lock your vehicle and hide your valuables. Don't become a victim of opportunity.