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Crime Prevention

Don’t Let the Streets Sparkle this Holiday Season

By Bill Dolan Car prowlers find cars with what appear to be valuables, break windows and steal whatever they can carry. Items that seem to have little value to you such as your gym bag with the sweaty socks are a perfect example of items most often stolen. What might be inside the gym bag is what actually entices thieves to break our car windows. Leave your car’s interior free from any items. Use your glove compartment and trunk because even a stack of nickels and pennies can lead to a very cold drive to auto shop. Please tell your […]

Vacation Checklist

By City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program Burglars target homes that appear unoccupied to reduce the likelihood of being caught and having to confront people in the home. Creating an appearance of occupancy while you are out is one of the best strategies to employ for burglary prevention. Setting lights, televisions and radios on timers; holding mail and newspapers; and having your relatives, friends and neighbors help you out during your vacation are some steps you can take to maintain that lived-in look Review our vacation checklist before taking your next trip.