Grand Blanc Township Police Chief Ron Wiles recently talked with ABC12 about the increase in crime as temperatures start to go up.

He really points out a lot of obvious things that we should do to protect ourselves but it's stuff that we really forget about so these are great reminders. First off leaving your home or vehicles unlocked seems like a no-brainer but people do it all the time without even realizing it. Leaving your garage door open when you go to bed or head off to work, really makes it easy for criminals. That is something I'm guilty of but I have awesome neighbors that text me or they close it themselves for me.  Also, try not to leave your lawn mower and lawn equipment in your yard unattended. It's so easy to just make a quick run to the gas station to refuel but that's the perfect time for criminals to pull up and a snag your stuff.

The number one thing you don't want to do is post on social media that you're going on vacation unless you have someone staying at your place.