Preventing Crime

Newsletters from the Department
Holiday News Letter
Published on December 5, 2011 by Molineux

Yeadon Police Department            NOV./DEC. 2011


On behalf of the Yeadon Police Department, I would like to address some personal safety tips for the up-coming 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, 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. Don’t invite a theft, always lock your vehicle and use an anti-theft security device like the        

Ladies, when you are 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 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, to make it more difficult for a potential purse-snatcher. These simple safety tips apply to Yeadon as well as other shopping areas, because prior experience has shown us, that we will have one or more purse snatches during the holiday seasons

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. 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.

 Whether on public transportation or in your own personal vehicle, be constantly alert to your surroundings and possible unsafe areas. Avoid dark or dimly lit parking areas, especially if you are alone. We suggest having your vehicle keys ready when you approach your vehicle. Check the interior of your vehicle, before you enter your car. Don’t take a short cut through a dark alley or driveway. If you become a victim of a crime, try to remain calm. 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.

 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. Your Police Department, can only function effectively with the assistance of concerned responsible citizens. Most Important, When there is an emergency or when you feel suspicious about something 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.


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