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If you believe you were the victim of an incident but are unsure if it rises to the level of criminal conduct, please proceed with submitting a police report.
WARNING: Intentionally filing a false police report for personal gain or harassment of another can lead to prosecution.
If you believe you were a victim of a hate crime, click the offense that best applies. During the sequence of questions, you will be asked if you believe you were a victim of a hate crime and why you feel you were.
Assault or Threats
Assault (Español), - Physical contact, which causes no pain, with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative. For example: Someone grabs your arm or other body part, which is offensive to you.
Threats (Terroristic Threat and Assault by Threat)
Terroristic Threat (Español) - Threatens to commit violence to any person causing the person to be in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. Someone has told you that they intend to harm you and you believe that they can carry out the threat immediately.
Vandalism and Graffiti (Español) - Your property is intentionally damaged or destroyed (your car is keyed, your house is egged). Per ordinance 9-4-43, private property owners are responsible for their own graffiti removal and are given 30 days for removal.
Criminal Mischief – Vandalism of or Graffiti on a Vehicle (Español) - Graffiti is when, without the effective consent of the owner, a person makes markings, including inscriptions, etching, drawings, or paintings, on the property of the owner. Per ordinance 9-4-43, private property owners are responsible for their own graffiti removal and are given 30 days for removal.
Identity Theft (Español) - Someone obtains credit, good or services using your social security number, driver’s license number, credit card numbers, or other identifying information. Someone opens a credit card account or utility service using your information.
Counterfeiting (Español) - Someone manufactures or alters records (money, checks, wills, deeds, bonds, bank notes, coins, etc.) to defraud by passing it for the original article. Someone uses counterfeit money to obtain items such as cash, groceries, electronic equipment, etc.
Debit/Credit Card Abuse (Español) - Someone uses your credit or debit card and makes charges to your account that you did not authorize. Someone uses your credit card to make purchases online, someone uses your debit card to withdraw cash from an ATM, or someone purchases service subscriptions using your credit card.
Forgery and Passing (Español) - Someone obtains your account information or uses your checks to make unauthorized purchases. Someone obtains your account information and creates checks and uses the check to purchase items or purchases are made with one of your checks without your permission and your signature is forged.
Harassment - Online Impersonation (Español) - Someone uses your name and picture to make a webpage or an online profile (Facebook, Instagram, Match.com, etc.) and pretends to be you. Or, someone is sending messages from an email account or other messaging program pretending to be you.
Incident involving a motor vehicle:
The theft of any type of vehicle, to include cars, motorcycles, scooters or golf cart requires an in person officer response. The online reporting system cannot be used for any type of motorized vehicle theft.
Hit and Run (Español) - You, your vehicle, or property were involved in a collision with a vehicle whereupon the responsible party or operator failed to stop and exchange the required information. If an injury occurred, you must file the report in person with a police officer.
There was no indication of a theft, i.e. a suspect was seen with your property etc but you want to make a record of the missing property.
Auto Theft Attempted (Español) - Someone enters your vehicle without permission and there is evidence they attempted to steal it. Evidence could be a broken steering column, or damaged key ignition. If someone entered your car and stole items from inside, but no evidence they tried to steal your car, please file a Theft/Burglary from Vehicle report.
Theft from Person (Español) - Property known to be stolen and missing may be reported. Lost property is not a theft. Examples include, someone steals a personal item from your person, without threat of violence or injury.
Theft from Vehicle (no entry) (Español) - Property that was in the bed of or on the outside a vehicle has been stolen or taken by someone without the owner's permission. Someone steals an item from the bed of a truck that was not covered. Someone steals a part that is attached to the vehicle without breaking into the inside of the vehicle. For example: Wheels, rims, bumper, etc.
Theft of bicycle (Español) - Your bicycle is taken without your permission. Property known to be stolen and missing may be reported. Lost property is not a theft. Examples include, someone cutting the lock and taking your bike from a bike rack or removing your bike from a yard.
Theft of Metal (Español) - Metal is specifically targeted and stolen by a someone. Someone steals the copper out of your air conditioning unit, someone steals wire or other scrap metal from your property.
Theft of Services (Español) - The theft of services provided to a customer. Someone enters a restaurant, orders food, eats, and then walks out ("Dine and Dash"). Someone hires you to do their landscaping and does not pay after services are provided.
Shoplifting (Español) - Theft of merchandise for sale in a shop or retail establishment. Someone enters a business, picks up an item(s) for sale and leaves the business without paying for the item(s).
Theft from Building (Español) - Your property is taken without your permission. Property known to be stolen and missing may be reported. Lost property is not a theft. Examples include, someone comes into a building open to the public and steals an item (such as a purse, laptop, or briefcase) from an office.
Theft (Español) - Property is taken without your permission. Property known to be stolen and missing may be reported. This includes any theft not covered under the theft criteria above. Lost property is not a theft.
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