Special Crime Alert
An incident occurred on 1 October 2014 at 4:30 pm. A person possibly exposed himself yesterday in the area of Coles Ave. and Ridgeview Ave. while two 11-year-old girls were walking. A parent of one of the girls involved reported the incident to us. The girls stated that while they were walking, they looked inside the trailer of a landscaper and they observed a white male lower his pants and move his hands. The incident happened inside of the landscaper trailer. At no time was there any abduction attempt. There was no conversation between the parties. The girls continued to walk. We have a very active investigation and we have identified a person of interest and will be speaking to him this morning. We advise anybody to contact the police to report any suspicious activity.
Neighborhood Watch-Crime Prevention
1. Keep all doors and windows closed and securely fastened. An open window or door is an open invitation for burglars. Thieves are also quick to spot weak locks that may be easily forced open. Doors should have deadbolt locks with a one inch throw and reinforced strike plate with three inch screws. All windows should have window locks.
2. Secure sliding glass doors. Place a metal rod or piece of plywood in the track and install vertical bolts. These will help prevent burglars from forcing the door open or lifting it off the track.
3. Always lock the door to an attached garage. Do not rely on your automatic garage door opener for security.
4. Create the illusion that you are home by using timers on lights, radios and TV's. Making your residence appear occupied, even when no one is home, will deter criminals.
5. Keep the perimeter of your home well lighted. Installing low voltage outdoor lighting is a cost-effective way to discourage intruders, as well as highlight a house.
6. Never leave clues that you are away on a trip. Have a trusted neighbor collect mail and newspapers while you are away so delivered items do not accumulate.
7. Keep shrubbery trimmed away from entrances and walkways.