After you have a clear idea of the damage that’s been done, contact the police and make them aware of the break-in.
Depending on the severity of the crime and where it occurred, the reporting process may differ somewhat. In many cities, local law enforcement will send a police officer over to you to assess the situation and file the report on-site. In some cases, however, you will need to go to the police station in person or visit the station’s website to file a report. If your city requires you to come to the station, don’t drive the car in question to get there—again, you don’t want to interfere with evidence from the crime. Rather, take public transportation, or ask a friend or family member for a ride.
When it comes time to file the police report, be sure to present your driver’s license, vehicle registration, insurance information, and a description of what was damaged or stolen.