Crime Prevention Month Safety Tips

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 Crime Prevention Month Safety Tips

 

October is Crime Prevention Month. This notice was provided by the Gaithersburg Police Department in Maryland.

This week, we focus on “Thefts and Theft from Autos”.

With eCommerce options like one-click shopping and free two-day shipping, shopping online is ever so popular. While home delivery can save you time throughout the year and during the holiday season, stolen packages are a headache no one wants to deal with.

 

We would like to offer some Safety Tip to prevent package theft:

1. If your job allows it, have packages delivered to your work.

 2. Schedule deliveries for times you will be home. This keeps packages from sitting unattended for long periods of time.

 3. Send the package to the residence of a trusted friend or relative who you know will be home. Be sure that the friend is ready and waiting to retrieve the package when the doorbell rings.

 4. Ask the package delivery company if there are options to hold the packages if you will not be home.

 5. Use a company that provides a tracking service and check online to see when your package is scheduled to arrive.

 6. Have the items shipped to the nearest store for "in-store pick up."

 

Theft from Autos are a crime of opportunity. Criminals look for any chance by finding unlocked car doors & items in plain view.

We would like to offer some Safety Tips to deter such activity:

1. Lock your car doors and close your windows.

 2. Don’t hide keys in your vehicle.

 3. Park in a garage or a well-lit area.

 4. Be aware of identification theft if items stolen contain personal information.

 5. Don’t leave valuables in your car. Even small items of all value.

 

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Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

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Dörte Engel
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Dear Roy,

Good idea. We are at an advantage, because we have such nice receptionists to watch our packages.

Oct 27, 2018 04:17 PM #1
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Amazon also has lockers where you can have your packages sent & you pick them up with a code.

Oct 27, 2018 04:33 PM #2
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Roy- with the holidays around the corner, there are especially good tips!  I love our Ring doorbell because we can see who comes to our door, and I hope that it makes porch pirates think twice. 

Oct 27, 2018 05:04 PM #3
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Gita Bantwal
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Thank you for sharing these great tips. I will share this post with others

Oct 28, 2018 04:06 AM #4
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Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Oct 28, 2018 05:10 AM #5
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Oct 28, 2018 05:11 AM #6
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Thanks for sharing these excellent and timely tips, Roy.  We should all follow them.

Oct 28, 2018 05:19 AM #7
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Joan Cox
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Roy, we cannot ever be too safe, so thanks for sharing these great tips! 

Oct 28, 2018 07:52 AM #8
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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We have had a few incidents of porch piracy in our community.  I think we will all pretty much need to find alternative forms of delivery at some point.

Oct 28, 2018 11:04 AM #9
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Ralph Post
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Good reminder Roy. I have gotten to the point of not keeping too much in the car.  I also cover the Vin # that can be seen in the window.

Oct 29, 2018 06:42 AM #13
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The Montgomery County Council joined the Board of Education to request that the State Highway Administration raise driver awareness on stopping for school buses on state roads by using visual mechanisms/signage:

Nov 04, 2018 09:29 AM #14
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Great tips we should be aware of and apply.

Nov 07, 2018 07:55 PM #15
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I came over to comment after seeing this post on Gabe Sanders' site, Roy Kelley.   As I stated there, your post(s) are of great timeliness and importance, given the horrific news of last night's shooting in California.  Although speaking of another element of crime, the message is the same.  We must stay educated and aware to remain safe and alive ...

Gene 

Nov 08, 2018 09:19 AM #16
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Thanks so much for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you.

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