This Christmas shopping season is right around the corner and next Friday is "Black Friday", one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Unfortunately, law enforcement sees an increase in items being stolen out of vehicles during the holiday season.

The Casper Police Department would like to remind people to make sure that you always lock your car doors and make sure you put presents and valuables out of sight when leaving them in your vehicle.

If you have information regarding any local criminal activity, please call the Crime Stoppers Tip line at 307-577-TIPS (8477). You can also use your mobile device to send a text tip. Send your text to CRIMES, start your message with Casper, leave a space and then type your tip. A free app for mobile devices is also available from TipSubmit Mobile. You will remain completely anonymous and may earn a reward of up to $1,000.00.