Porter County Sheriff's Department


2012

What's Happening at The Porter County Sheriff's Department

 

Holiday Safety

 

 

HOLIDAY/MALL SAFETY

CRIMINALS ARE OPPORTUNISTS- THEY WANT THE EASY HIT.

IF THEY WANTED TO WORK, THEY’D HAVE A JOB!

 

SHOPPING

          FIND A BUSY, WELL LIT SECTION OF THE PARKING LOT

          LOOK AROUND BEFORE YOU GET OUT

          WHEN YOU EXIT, WALK WITH CONFIDENCE!

          MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH PEOPLE WHO APPROACH

          WHILE IN THE LOT, KEEP YOUR KEYS IN YOUR HAND

          DON’T PUT NAME OR ADDRESS ON KEY RING

          DON’T FLAUNT CASH OR JEWELRY

          TUCK PURSE UNDER YOUR ARM

          USE CREDIT CARDS RATHER THAN CASH

          KEEP PACKAGES OUT OF SIGHT

 

IF YOU ARE A VICTIM

          DON’T RESIST!!- ROBBERS WANT STUFF NOT YOU

          BEST DEFENSIVE SPRAY IS MIXTURE OF CS/OC

          CALL 911 FROM SCENE, NOT WHEN YOU GET HOME

          DO NOT LEAVE SCENE WITH BAD GUY

 

WHILE YOU ARE AWAY FROM HOME

          LOCK YOUR HOUSE.- OF BURGLARS JUST WALK IN!

          MAKE YOUR HOME LOOK AND SOUND OCCUPIED

 

PLAN TO BE OKAY

          LET SOMEONE KNOW YOUR ITINERARY

          KEEP A CHARGED CELL PHONE WITH YOU

          USE YOUR INSTINCTS!

          BE AWARE!

 

Have a safe, and wonderful holiday Sheriff David Lain

 

 

Sheriff's department offers warning about potential gift thefts

December 3, 2012 nwitimes.com

 

Porter County police Sgt. Larry LaFlower said it's the time of year for packages delivered to homes to be stolen by people who follow delivery trucks.

LaFlower said the season's apparent first report was called in on Friday from a resident in the 500 block of Hampton Manor Drive.

The woman told police she was expecting a video game system, clothes and other toys in a shipment from UPS.

According to the police report, the woman said UPS reported the items were delivered, but the woman said the packages were not there. She reported the total loss is about $1,000.

LaFlower said it is not uncommon this time of year for thieves to follow mail, UPS or FedEx delivery trucks, waiting for packages containing Christmas gifts to be delivered to a home where no one is home.

LaFlower is urging residents to take extra precautions when ordering items that may be delivered when no one is home.

He suggests having the items delivered to a neighbor or relative who is at home during the day, have a neighbor watch for the packages, or have the packages delivered to the recipient's workplace so that someone can sign for them.

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