Describing A Vehicle
If you are a victim of
crime, a witness to a criminal act and you observe a vehicle used in the
crime, or you see a vehicle acting in a suspicious manner, it is important
for you to know that the more information you can provide about a suspect's
vehicle or a suspicious vehicle to the police, the greater the chance that
the suspect or suspicious vehicle will be identified and/or apprehended.
Below are tips about the
type of factors that can be used to describe vehicles:
- License Plate: If at all
possible, write down or memorize the license plate!
Note the color of
a vinyl or convertible top or if the vehicle is multicolored, the
different color (white over black, etc.).
2 or 4
door sedan, pickup truck, sport utility vehicle, van, minivan, etc.
Small, medium or
- Identifying Marks or
Numbers, or Features: Full
or partial license plate number (state and county information), dents or
damage to car, broken windows, location of damage, stickers, decals on
bumpers or windows, clean or dirty.
Loud muffler, decorative paint, extra
antenna's, special rims and/or
tires, lighted or neon license plates or lights, tinted/dark window glass.
- Direction of Travel: Be
sure to indicate north, south, east, west, and street names, etc.
- Number of Occupants in