[Chat] Crime prevention tips from Northern District

Stephen J Gewirtz gewirtz at bellatlantic.net
Mon May 5 15:47:12 EDT 2008


The following comes from Northern District.  While some of it is more 
relevant to people living in detached homes, the tips are good ones.  Steve.

> *Attention*
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> *Northern District Residents** * 
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> This is the time of year where yard and lawn maintenance take up a 
> good portion of our time. While you are beautifying your home & yard, 
> please be mindful of the following:
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> ·        Keep your garages and sheds locked.
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> ·        Mark your lawn equipment i.e.: mowers, weed eaters, leaf 
> blowers etc. with your drivers license, state identification number or 
> home address.
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> ·        Do not leave your equipment unattended.
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> ·        Thieves can quickly enter your home through open windows and 
> doors while you are gardening in your yard.
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> ·        Record the brand, model and serial number of all of your lawn 
> equipment and bicycles.
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> ·        Keep your shrubbery trimmed away from windows and doors to 
> maintain clear visibility.
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> ·        Ensure that your outdoor lighting is adequate and in good 
> working order.
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> ·        When you leave your home, ensure that your doors and windows 
> are locked. As well, close your garage doors.
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> ·        Have adequate window covering so you don't advertise your 
> valuables to individuals passing by.
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> ·        If you see anything suspicious, do not hesitate to call the 
> police - *911*.
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> The Northern District Community Relations Office can provide a home 
> security survey. This survey will provide you with some tips to better 
> secure your home, garage and shed. To schedule a survey, call Officer 
> Jon Walter or Officer Doug Gibson at 410-367-8491.   
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> Email: Jonathan.Walter at baltimorepolice.org 
> <mailto:Jonathan.Walter at baltimorepolice.org>
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>            Douglas.Gibson at baltimorepolice.org 
> <mailto:Douglas.Gibson at baltimorepolice.org>
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