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Holiday Crime-Prevention Flyer
Published on November 10, 2016 by molineux4601

     Yeadon Police Department     NOV. & DEC. 2016

            While the holidays bring joy, fun and family togetherness, they also bring with them a significant increase in crime. On behalf of the Yeadon Police Department, we are asking residents to be on guard and be vigilant. We want to make sure that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season. During this season, we would like you and your family, to think more about “Crime Prevention” and how it applies directly to you and your family.

            When you are out shopping for those holiday presents, always park your vehicle in well lighted areas. Make sure your cell phone is charged, in case of an emergency. Take time to make sure your vehicle is locked and all packages are locked in the trunk of the vehicle, where a potential thief can’t see them. If your vehicle doesn’t have a trunk, at least cover the packages with a blanket or any type of cover, so they can’t be seen from outside your vehicle. When returning to your vehicle, look at and around your car while approaching. We suggest having your vehicle keys ready when you approach your vehicle. Check the interior of your vehicle, before you enter your car.  If you have a feeling someone is lurking near your car, activate your panic button on your key ring and immediately report suspicious people to store security or call 911.

               Ladies, while shopping at the area shopping malls, avoid carrying large amounts of cash, take only the cash you need or pay with a credit card. If possible, only carry those credit cards you intend to use on your shopping spree. If you must use an ATM, use one inside a well-populated and well-lighted building. Protect your PIN from the view of other people near the ATM. When carrying a handbag, only carry what you absolutely need in them. Always carry your handbag close to your body, not over your shoulder. This will make it more difficult for a potential purse-snatcher. These simple safety tips apply to Yeadon as well as other shopping areas.

              Our Police Department strongly advises shoppers, “Never fight a thief”; as you may be injured, but as he runs away, scream as loud as you can. Make as much noise that is possible, you may attract other witnesses and help. If possible, get a good look at the person; make a mental note of just what he was wearing, his color of hair, eyes and whatever else you can observe. Then notify the Police immediately and provide as much information as possible, description, license number, direction of travel and any other pertinent information. If Police are armed with this information, they can quite often make an arrest. 

             Your Police Department is here to serve and protect you and your property. Help us do a better job by reporting all suspicious persons and activities, as soon as possible.  Most Important, When you feel suspicious about something, trust your instinct and call “911”.  On Behalf of the Yeadon Police Department, we wish you and your family a Safe and Happy Holiday Season.  

Chief Donald J. Molineux Sr.  - Yeadon Borough Police Department

 

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