CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT)- As summer break gets underway, many families plan for vacation get-aways and some fun-in-the sun, but police say with summer also usually comes an increase in crime.
Planning ahead, though, can help you protect your family. Police say it's essential you remember to lock your car, lock your house, and close that garage.
"Usually when school lets out, unfortunately kids don't always have a lot of things to do so they have idle time and sometimes they do things they shouldn't do," said Cpl. Scott Gordon, a crime prevention specialist with the Chesterfield Police Department. "We see a lot of vandalisms go up, car break-ins."
Police say young criminals are often interested in what you might be keeping in your garage, especially if you have a refrigerator with alcohol in it.