The 15th District would like to alert you to the increase in Residential Burglaries in your area. We want to make sure you are taking precautions to ensure you and your family remain safe. As always, and this may sound repetitive, you must always make sure your home is secure when you leave it and while you are in it. If you see anyone or anything suspicious call 911. If you have any information you would like to share, you can reach us at 215 686-3150 or 686-3151. You can do so anonymously and we will be most grateful.
If you would like to talk to our Crime Prevention Officer you can reach Police Officer Jennifer Coco at extension #5501 at either 215 685-8698 or e-mail: email@example.com
WITH THE HOLIDAYS APPROACHING QUICKLY, CAPTAIN FRANCIS J. BACHMAYER AND OFFICERS OF THE 15TH DISTRICT WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR SINCERE WISHES FOR A SAFE & HAPPY HOLIDAY.
TAKE A MINUTE TO REVIEW SOME “HOLIDAY CRIME PREVENTION TIPS”
- WHEN COOKING FOR THE HOLIDAYS, NEVER LEAVE COOKING UNATTENDED
- ALWAYS TURN POT HANDLES INWARD TO PREVENT SPILL INJURIES
- KEEP OVENS CLEAN TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE
- MOST IMPORTANTLY DO NOT USE THE OVEN TO HEAT THE HOUSE
- KEEP THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME WELL-LIT WITH DOORS AND WINDOWS LOCKED
- CHECK WATER LEVEL ON YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE DAILY TO PREVENT DRYING OUT WHICH COULD LEAD TO A FIRE HAZARD
- CAREFULLY INSPECT LIGHTS AND CORDS BEFORE USING THEM
- DO NOT DISPLAY GIFTS BENEATH THE TREE THAT CAN BE SEEN FROM WINDOWS OR DOORS AFTER THE HOLIDAYS
- DO NOT ADVERTISE GIFTS RECEIVED BY THE BOXES YOU PUT OUT IN YOUR WEEKLY COLLECTION. DESTROY BOXES AND PLACE THEM IN NON-CLEAR GARBAGE BAGS
- BE AWARE THAT CRIMINALS SOMETIMES POSE AS COURIERS DELIVERING GIFTS
- CRIMINALS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE GENEROSITY OF PEOPLE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON BY SOLICITING DONATIONS DOOR TO DOOR FOR CHARITABLE CAUSES, ALTHOUGH NO CHARITY IS INVOLVED. ASK FOR IDENTIFICATION AND FIND OUT HOW DONATED FUNDS WILL BE USED, ALL THE WHILE KEEPING SCREEN DOORS LOCKED, ANY QUESTIONS CALL 911
- TRY TO SHOP DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS. IF NOT TRY TO HAVE SOMEONE SHOP WITH YOU AT NIGHTTIME
- STAY ALERT TO YOUR SURROUNDINGS……WATCH FOR STRANGERS APPROACHING YOU FOR ANY REASON AT THIS TIME OF YEAR “CON-ARTISTS” MAY TRY VARIOUS METHODS OF DISTRACTING YOU WITH THE INTENTION OF TAKING MONEY OR BELONGINGS
- AVOID CARRYING LARGE AMOUNTS OF CASH
- DO NOT LEAVE PACKAGES OR VALUABLES ON YOUR CAR SEATS. LOCK THEM IN THE TRUNK
- CHECK YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE GETTING INTO IT FOR SUSPICIOUS PEOPLE HIDING NEAR OR IN IT
- NEVER LEAVE YOUR CAR UNOCCUPIED WITH THE MOTOR RUNNING OR WITH CHILDREN INSIDE
AS ALWAYS IF YOU SEE ANY SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY CALL 911
THE 15TH DISTRICT WOULD LIKE ALL THE MEMBERS OF IT’S COMMUNITY TO HAVE A “SAFE & HAPPY HALLOWEEN”. BY FOLLOWING THESE SAFETY TIPS AND REMINDERS THE NIGHT CAN BE FUN FOR EVERYONE.
Make sure there is an adult in your child’s crowd. If you are going to be out driving on Halloween, please be on the look out for kids trick or treating.
Remind your children they should never get in a car of a stranger at any time…..If your children are approached tell them to scream as loud as then can to alert others and run as fast as they can to someplace safe.
Kids will be kids….explain to kids of all ages the difference between tricks and vandalism…..throwing eggs at a house may seem funny but they need to know the other side of the coin as well, that clean up and damages can ruin Halloween for everyone.
Help your child pick out a costume that will be safe….make sure that it is fire proof or treated with fire retardant….if they are wearing a mask of any kind, make sure that the eye holes are large enough for good peripheral vision. Carrying a flash light or glow stick will make your children more visible at night.
Please remind your children how to cross a street properly…..they should look both ways…and NEVER CROSS IN BETWEEN CARS.
Captain Francis J. Bachmayer
Commanding Officer 15th District
The Captain and police officers of the 15th district would like to advise the readers of the Frankford Gazette that burglaries are up in the 15th district. We would like to take an opportunity to advise you of some simple “burglary prevention tips” to help you not become a victim.
- Lock your doors and windows. In most cases, burglars are getting into a home through open doors or windows.
- Make your house look occupied, even if its not.
- Get to know your neighbors and if you see any suspicious activity/persons call 911 and give a detailed description.
- If you are the victim of a burglary do not clean up, call 911 and be prepared to give police a detailed list of the items that were taken.
Any questions or concerns, contact the 15th district at 215-686-3150/51 or email firstname.lastname@example.org