Good afternoon, Fellow Neighbors!
The repairs have begun in our neighborhood bringing many strangers into our midst.
It is imperative that you keep your doors/windows safely secured with the alarms set when you are not present.
This includes, but is not limited to, vehicles, houses, garage apartments, back yard gates, side yard gates, children’s play houses, the dog house, the cat’s preferred spot of the day, the shelter holding your lawn equipment or heavily used exercise equipment, and anything else that holds anything that you value.
All items of value should be removed from your car on a nightly basis especially if the car must be parked on the street, in your driveway, or in your neighbor’s driveway. This is especially vehicles parked without occupants for any longer than about 5 seconds.
This includes, but is not limited to, garage door openers, all of your lap tops, check books, liquid refreshments, credit cards, makeup, half-eaten food, cologne, science experiments (maybe not the McDonald’s french fry under the seat), luggage with dirty clothes, shopping bags full of bargains from Macy’s, Kindle’s, IPads, insurance papers, pets, children, spouses, babysitters, car seats and anything else that looks enticing enough to have a window broken in your car.
The car glass folks are backlogged (probably through the rest of the year) with the recent storm so quick repairs due to broken windows will probably not happen. If the bad guys find an unlocked car, the valuable possessions in your car are gone.
Also, if you are talking on the phone when you get out of your car, then you are not focused on what you are doing and can be easily distracted leaving your vehicle, your home, AND you at risk.
The bad guys are watching and waiting, and you don’t know what they look like nor what they are looking for.