APD: Protect yourself this holiday season

Amarillo Police Department is offering tips to residents and visitors to stay safe and protect themselves from crime during the holiday season. In an effort to deter crime APD says the best way to do so is never give thieves the opportunity to steal from you.

According to APD, thieves are checking cars and car doors in hopes to steal your personal property left inside a vehicle. To prevent this, make sure you do not leave your vehicle running with the keys in it and do not leave any valuables inside of your vehicle.

Amarillo Crime Stoppers is also asking anyone with information about wanted fugitives or any unsolved crimes to contact them at 374-4400. You can also send in a tip online at or by text by texting the info to 274637 with your message. Keep in mind if your tip leads to an arrest you could receive a reward up to $1,000.