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ID Theft 101:
Do not give ANY
personal information to ANY person if you are not sure who
If you did not
initiate the call, do not provide personal information. If
a person wants to “verify” account information, call the
business back at the phone number listed in the phone book
or on the internet. Get the caller’s name and extension.
Only carry your
Social Security card when you know you will need it.
If you were to lose your wallet or purse with your social
security number and state ID
is inside, that would be all a criminal needs to steal your ID.
Do not place
out-going bills in your home mailbox for pick-up. Many
checks have all the information needed to gain access to
your accounts. Only use the Post Office or the blue street
Never leave your
home unlocked. A burglary only takes a few minutes to
Trim back bushes
and trees from windows and doors. Overgrowth provides an
area of cover for burglars to do their work.
lighting during the evening hours. Constant lighting is
more effective than motion detectors. The newer, compact
fluorescents can be run all night for pennies a day.
with a 1” throw at a minimum and reinforced strike plates
with 3” screws.
If you report a
crime or incident there are a few things that we need from
the suspect(s): clothing, race, sex, age, height, weight and
last direction of travel. If you know the suspects name,
tell the Dispatcher.
vehicle: color, make and model, license plate, last
direction of travel.
description of the incident including injuries, weapons,
number of involved.
Your name and
number: many times Officers will need to ask follow-up
questions or have you make a statement in order to make an
arrest or complete a report.
If you have a question
or comment about crime prevention e-mail me at
I will answer you as soon as I can. Officer Mike Hill-2nd