BE AWARE of your surroundings!! Anything that seems "out of place" or "just not right" could be criminal activity. Vehicles in the following situations MAY be involved in crimes and should be reported to authorities:
Slow moving, without lights, following aimless course in any location, including residential streets, schools, and playgrounds (burglar, drug pusher, or sex offender);
Parked or occupied, containing one or more persons, especially at an unusual hour (lookouts for a burglary or robbery);
Parked by a business or unoccupied residence, being loaded with valuables (burglary or theft);
Abandoned in your neighborhood (stolen car);
Containing weapons (criminal activity);
Someone, especially a female or juvenile, being forced into a vehicle (kidnapping, assault, or attempted rape);
Business transactions taking place in it, especially around schools or parks (sale of stolen items or drugs);
Persons detaching mechanical parts or accessories from it (theft or vandalism);
Objects being thrown from it (disposing of contraband).
A quick and thorough description to police is essential in any report made by a citizen. It is important to write down the following: sex, race, approximate age, height, weight, hair (color and length), hat, facial hair (mustache/beard), clothes, shoes, scars or tattoos and direction the suspect headed. Give as much information to the 9-1-1 dispatcher as possible.