PREVENT BURGLARY: 
MAKE THE 9 PM ROUTINE YOUR HABIT

September 5, 2017

The Moline Police Department is joining a nationwide social media campaign known as #9PMRoutine which reminds everyone to lock your vehicles, secure your valuables and lock your residences at 9 pm each evening.

This year the Moline Police Department has received 153 reports of burglary to motor vehicles and in 145 of the incidents the vehicles were unlocked when they were burglarized.

The Moline Police Department would like to remind everyone to secure your valuables in your home and do not leave them unattended in a vehicle.

The Moline Police Department reminds everyone to remove firearms from their vehicles and secure them inside the residences, never leaving them unattended in a vehicle. There are several incidents each year in which firearms are stolen from unlocked vehicles, those firearms are then often used in crimes.

By joining in the #9PMRoutine, you lock your vehicles each night, secure your valuables and lock your residence prior to going to bed. In doing so, we eliminate the opportunity for burglars who often seek easy, unlocked targets.

So please join us in our campaign to eliminate opportunities for burglars and complete the 9 pm routine.

The Moline Police Department will provide updates via social media to remind everyone to participate. Look for us on Facebook at Moline Police Department and on Twitter @MolinePolice. 
 



PHONE SCAMMERS TARGET OLDER CITIZENS
BE INFORMED. DON'T FALL FOR IT!

IRS SCAM
April 6, 2015:
We have been receiving numerous reports of citizens receiving calls allegedly from the IRS demanding payment of past taxes.  These scammers are threatening to call police and have citizens arrested if they do not make payment.  PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MONEY.  THIS IS A SCAM!  The IRS will never do business in this manner.  For more information on these scams
click here.


GRANDPARENT SCAM
March 25, 2014
Crime Stoppers has received two calls this week from older citizens of the Quad Citeis who were nearly scammed. The scammer calls claiming to be or claiming to represent the victim's grandchild who has allegedly gotten into some sort of trouble out of town or out of the country. The scammer then asks the victim to wire money to help that grandchild. If you receive a call like this, DO NOT wire money without verifying the truth of the claim being made. it was because of the astute awareness of a Western Union employee in the Quad Cities that one of the victims was rescued from losing $1,400. Read this article for more information about this type of scam. If you received one of these types of calls, you can report it by clicking here.