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Even Thieves Are Shopping

November 28, 2011

Even thieves are shopping.

We’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but let’s remember to take some precautions and keep any “Thief Thursdays” from happening to you or your neighbors.

The crime reports from our FWPD Liaison Officer Ricky Brumett have been fairly quiet this fall, as have our reports from the neighborhood security patrol, Allen Protection Services. But there is usually an uptick in thefts as the holidays approach.

Here are a couple tips to keep in mind:

  • Keep your vehicles locked.
  • Don’t keep valuables in your car, especially purses and electronics (and the tell-tale cords that go with them).
  • Unless you park in the garage, don’t keep your garage door opener in the car, especially if you have an attached garage.
  • Keep an eye on your neighbors.
  • Report all suspicious activity and bumps in the night to 911 or the FWPD Desk Sergeant, 427-1222.
  • Report burned-out street and alley lights to the City Call Center – 311. Give them the address and pole number. Or do it online at: http://www.cityoffortwayne.org/311.html
  • Your dues help pay for a preventative neighborhood security patrol, and Allen Protection Services provides free home vacation checks. Please take advantage of this service by calling 747-7700, tell them you live in this association and want to schedule vacation check days.
  • Please keep your porch lights on and use light timers.

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

 

 

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