- Person screaming, cries for HELP or POLICE.
- Loud or obscene shouting indicating a disturbance.
- An explosion or gunshot.
- The sound of breaking glass.
- Someone trying to break into a building.
- Someone tampering with a motor vehicle.
- Person(s) publicly displaying weapons.
- Smashed doors or windows.
The Description of Suspect Checklist can be used to help you with key descriptive details.
|Person waiting in front of building or residence, especially when building is closed or owners are away.||Casing a building/office/residence for a place to burglarize, burglary in progress.|
|Person carrying property at an unusual hour or in an unusual location:||Leaving the scene of a burglary, robbery, or theft.|
|Person loitering around cars or going car to car peeking into them, especially in parking lots, carports, or on streets.||Potential car thief or theft from vehicle.|
|Person exhibiting unusual behavior or physical symptoms.||May be injured under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or in need of medical attention.|
|A slow-moving vehicle (particularly at night with lights off) being driven aimlessly.||Casing a place to burglarize or considering some other anti-social behavior.|
|Vehicles being loaded with valuables if parked in front of closed residence or building. Suspicious even if the vehicle is a legitimate-looking commercial unit.||Burglary or other theft in progress.|
|An abandoned vehicle.||a stolen vehicle; also an unsafe place for children to hide and play.|
|Vehicles containing weapons.||Owner may engage in illegal activities.|
|Unusual property in vehicles, especially at unusual hours. For example, TV sets, stereos, unmounted tape decks, auto parts, and computers.||Stolen property.|
|Persons being forced into vehicles.||A kidnapping in progress, a sex offender, or a domestic violence situation.|