Edenton Police Department

Auto Break-in Prevention

It is suggested that you always lock your vehicle and do not leave items of value in site. Should you find that you are a victim of an auto breaking, do not enter the vehicle, as you may destroy any physical evidence left by the suspect, and call the police as soon as possible.

If you observe an auto breaking, do not confront the suspect(s). Instead, call 911 and provide as much information as possible about the suspect(s).

If you have any information regarding unsolved auto breakings please contact the Edenton Police Department

  • If you have to leave valuables in your vehicle
    • Lock them in your trunck
    • Conceal them PRIOR to arriving at your destination
  • Leave no trace that there might be valuables in your vehicle
    • GPS docking station
    • CDs
    • Cell phone chargers
  • Try to park in well-lit areas
  • Do not leave valuables in your vehicle where they can be seen
    • wallets
    • Purses
    • Cell phones
    • Loose change
    • iPods/MP3 players
    • Jewelry/Keys/Mail
    • GPS
    • Laptops



    Do not leave items that may seem of value to others even if not to you
    • Backpacks
    • Computer bags (even if no computer inside)
    • Gym bag
    • Briefcases


  • Do not store valuables in your vehicle longer than necessary, especially overnight