Suspicious Behavior

Report Suspicious Behavior

Call the Glendale Police immediately about all suspicious activity. It could be an indicator of a crime in progress or of someone "casing the neighborhood."
It's the Police Department's job. Don't worry about "bothering" the police, being a nosey neighbor or being embarrassed if your suspicions prove unfounded. Think instead about what might happen if you don't make the call.
Anything that "seems out of place" for the area or during the times of day it occurs could mean criminal activity. Strangers or strange vehicles at your neighbors' homes when they are at work or away. Anyone hanging around vehicles or loitering. People going door to door, especially if they try the door or gate or split up. A vehicle moving slowly or whose route appears aimless, repetitive or being loaded with property even with legitimate looking business signage. Business transactions from or in vehicles. Someone parking on one street and walking to another, people on foot or bicycles who just don't seem to belong.
Don't give out information about your home, property or habits to strangers or salespersons.

If you see suspicious behavior and you suspect a crime is in progress, call 911. Otherwise, call the Glendale Police non-emergency number 623-930-3000.
If you believe the suspicious behavior may be drug or coyote related you can submit an anonymous tip via the drug hotline or at Narcotic/Stash House/Auto Theft Hotline or 623-930-3353.
Prevent Vehicle Thefts
  • Park your vehicle in the garage. If you must park your car outside, consider installing alarms, or locks such as "The Club".
  • Keep the garage door closed to avoid "snatch and grab" theft.
  • Lock both vehicle and garage doors.
  • Lock doors and trunk while driving, during short stops and when parked.
  • Keep windows up when driving or parked.
  • Avoid leaving any articles in the vehicle and never leave articles in sight. Always take keys and purses.
  • Park in busy, well lit areas. If parked on the street, turn wheels to the curb and set the emergency brake.
  • Don't hide a spare set of keys in or on the vehicle.
  • Do not leave a garage door opener in your vehicle. If your car is stolen and you have any address information in the glove compartment, the thief has your address and access to your home as well as your vehicle.
  • Have your car windows etched with the VIN number and participate in the "Watch Your Car" program. Other protection devices include Immobilizing devices such as: smart keys, high security locks and keys, fuse cut offs, kill switches, starter ignition and fuel disablers and a tracking system (Lo-Jack).