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Daily Watch Notes 11102016 – Personal Safety Tips Reminders for the Holidays

Good Day All,

These are the most recent property crimes for our area command.

11 Auto Thefts – 2100 blk of Menaul, 6600 blk of Menaul, 3200 blk of La Ronda Pl, 4900 blk of Montgomery, 4500 blk of Carlisle, 4300 blk of Montgomery, 2200 blk of Wyoming, 6500 blk of Menaul, 7100 blk of Louisiana, 6000 blk of Topke, 7500 blk of Montgomery.

11 Auto Burglaries – 2300 blk of Carlisle, 2100 blk of Menaul, 1400 blk of Pennsylvania, 9000 blk of Pony Express, 4100 blk of Goodrich, 8900 blk of Claremont, 1600 blk of Pennsylvania, 4300 blk of Montgomery, 5900 blk of Pan American, 6000 blk of Topke, 4300 blk of Tulane.

Points of entry were listed as broken windows, unlocked doors, and convertible tops.

Items taken were listed as social security cards, birth certificates, GPS equipment, money, tools, musical equipment, drivers licenses, credit cards and musical equipment.

3 Residential Burglaries – 3900 blk of Lafayette, 9200 blk of La Barranca, 6600 blk of Leander.

Points of entry were listed as dog doors and unlocked doors.

Items taken were listed as tools and cleaning equipment.

PERSONAL SAFETY REMINDERS FOR THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY SEASON:

Excerpt courtesy of https://securitytoday.com/articles/2013/10/11/personal-safety-tips-to-help-you-through-the-holiday-season.aspx

Author Ginger Hill

A few Personal Safety Tips for the upcoming holidays and as we are outdoors more often shopping, enjoying the holiday festivities, etc.

As the weather cools and people are becoming more active outdoors, it is wise to brush up on a few important, personal safety tips.

  1. If you are carrying a wallet, keep it in a front pocket.
  2. Be sure to walk in well-lit, highly-traveled streets…even during daytime hours. Never take shortcuts through parking lots or alleys.
  3. If walking on a sidewalk near a street, always walk facing the traffic to avoid being surprised by someone in a vehicle.
  4. If someone is walking behind you or approaching you and you are unsure of their intent, make direct eye contact with them to let the person know that you are aware, you see them and you are not a victim.
  5. If you think you are being followed, abruptly switch directions or duck into a police station, fire station, hospital, business or public place and ask for help.
  6. In your cell phone contacts, program “ICE,” which stands for “in case of emergency,” linking it to a family member or friend…someone you trust the police, firemen or other authorities to call if you are unable to call for yourself.
  7. Program 9-1-1 into your direct dial feature of your cell phone.
  8. Remember that talking on your cell phone or listening to headphones in public makes you easy prey.
  9. Change your walking routine by planning different routes and take note of “safe places” you could go should something happen.
  10. When approaching your home or vehicle, never fumble in your pocket, purse or bag for keys; have them in your hand prior to reaching the door.
  11. When approaching your parked car, look and make sure no one is hiding in or around your vehicle, especially in the back seat.
  12. When on public transportation, cover your jewelry. Turn stone rings toward the palm side of your hand.
  13. Keep your space: intimate space = 0 to 1.5 feet; personal space = 1.5 to 4 feet; social space = 4 to 12 feet; and public space = 12 feet or more.

Should you have questions or need further information on any of the above, please let us know. Thank you!