What's Happening at The Porter County
OPPORTUNISTS- THEY WANT THE EASY HIT.
IF THEY WANTED TO WORK, THEY’D HAVE A JOB!
BUSY, WELL LIT SECTION OF THE PARKING LOT
BEFORE YOU GET OUT
EXIT, WALK WITH CONFIDENCE!
·MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH PEOPLE WHO APPROACH
·WHILE IN THE
LOT, KEEP YOUR KEYS IN YOUR HAND
NAME OR ADDRESS ON KEY RING
·DON’T FLAUNT CASH
UNDER YOUR ARM
CARDS RATHER THAN CASH
OUT OF SIGHT
IF YOU ARE A
·DON’T RESIST!!- ROBBERS WANT STUFF NOT YOU
DEFENSIVE SPRAY IS MIXTURE OF CS/OC
·CALL 911 FROM
SCENE, NOT WHEN YOU GET HOME
LEAVE SCENE WITH BAD GUY
WHILE YOU ARE
AWAY FROM HOME
HOUSE.- ½ OF BURGLARS JUST WALK IN!
HOME LOOK AND SOUND OCCUPIED
PLAN TO BE
KNOW YOUR ITINERARY
CHARGED CELL PHONE WITH YOU
·USE YOUR INSTINCTS!
Have a safe, and wonderful holiday Sheriff David Lain
Sheriff's department offers warning about potential gift
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
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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