Harden Your Home and Vehicles as Targets For Thieves

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Simple steps to make your property “a tough nut to crack.”

Crime studies have shown time and time again that burglars prefer easy targets – ones they can get in and out of quickly. They avoid harder targets, like well-lit homes with a security system in use, homes with nosy neighbors or security cameras watching, and those that give appearance that someone is home. Here are some simple steps to keep thieves from giving your home a second look:

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Neighborhood Public Safety Service

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Pete Gelabert, Crime Prevention Specialist, NW Area Command

I have been receiving video surveillance footage from the Ring Alert Neighborhood Public Safety Portal. This information is given to officers to assist in auto burglary investigations. The video shows individuals walking around looking into vehicles, in an attempt to steal any type of valuables left inside the vehicles. Incidents are occurring late at night. If you see any one walking around in your neighborhood looking into vehicles, please dial 242-COPS. An officer will be dispatched to investigate. For ways to protect yourself, I have attached auto burglary and auto theft prevention tips.

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City Councilor Borrego District 5 Update

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City Councilor Cynthia Borrego

Dear District 5 Constituents,
These last two and a half months working to stay ahead of COVID-19 have been and continue to be trying. Our office has worked closely with Mayor Tim Keller and his staff, as well as the Governor’s administration to create a vision for recovery, recognizing that resources are severely taxed. Rest assured we are working together to stay ahead of this emergency.

It is also essential to recognize and celebrate our city’s successes and its brave employees – our First Responders, Transit, Solid Waste, Construction, Parks, essential Office Workers, Maintenance Crews, 911 and 311 operators, and so many others who have stepped up to keep our City running smoothly.  Please thank these folks whenever you have the opportunity!

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