How do I report a suspicious car in my neighborhood?

How should I report a suspicious car moving through my neighborhood? I’ve noticed a car driving around the block really slowly for the past few nights around 1:00 am. It all just seems a little sketchy.

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Reporting someone can be a challenging experience, but it’s better to be safe than sorry! If you see the suspicious car driving around your neighborhood again, you should call the police and explain the situation. They’ll dispatch an officer to check everything out. If they decide nothing’s wrong, they’ll leave. No harm, no foul!
Remember to provide the police with as much information as possible when you report a suspicious vehicle. The more information they have, the more they can do. If you can, you should tell them:
  • The type of vehicle you see.
  • The license plate number.
  • A description of the car and any people inside.
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