Boston Police issued a community alert on Monday that there has been an uptick in vandalism to motor vehicles. Here's their message, along with tips to keep your ride from becoming a target. "Your neighborhood has reported an increase in vandalism to motor vehicles. Although, we do have officers that patrol in the JP Centre and South area, and officers perform walking patrols in these areas on a routine basis, we need your assistance. We believe that the most important way to reduce these types of incidents is with community awareness and involvement.