Over the years, the officers at B.I.S. have seen many types of theft in our patrol area. They seem to increase around the holidays. Listed below are some things to remember so that you do not become a victim of any criminal activity:
--Do not leave out-going mail in you mailbox to be picked up by the carrier, even if the letters don’t contain checks
--Always pick up your incoming mail as soon as possible…mail theft increases as the criminals are looking for gift cards, checks, and cash
--Package theft also increases; the number of empty boxes we find tossed out on the side of the road is alarming
--Don’t start your car to warm up unless you can lock it up
--Holiday decorations are often vandalized or taken; not sure how to prevent this
--Remember not to leave valuables in you vehicles; even in the trunk. Keep this in mind while out shopping, attending holiday events, and at your home
Please call us if you fall victim to any criminal activity no matter how minor it may be. It helps us know what is going on in the patrol area. We wish you all a very safe and happy holiday season!
Officers at B.I.S.