News Flash Home
The original item was published from 11/15/2019 12:35:39 PM to 12/7/2019 12:00:03 AM.

News Flash

General City News & Events

Posted on: November 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Holiday Crime Prevention Tips

The holidays can be a prime time for crime and a few simple steps can help keep you safe this time of year.

Home Safety Tips: Lock doors and windows when away, even if just for a short while. Leave a light on and ask neighbors to keep an eye on your house. Use automatic timers to make it appear someone is home. When going on vacation, stop newspaper and mail deliveries. Call the city’s Police Department and ask for extra patrols in your neighborhood. Consider using a house sitter. Keep holiday gifts out of sight.

Personal Safety Tips: Walk with your head up in well-lighted and well-traveled areas. Be aware of your surroundings in parking lots, especially after dark. Don’t text or look at your phone/device, while walking. If uncomfortable going into the parking lot alone, ask security to escort you. Use credit cards or checks instead of cash. Dress casually when out shopping, expensive clothes and jewelry attract thieves. Shop with a friend, even if you shop separately, and meet up later. Don’t leave your handbag unattended in your shopping cart.

Vehicle Safety Tips: Always lock your vehicle and park in well-lighted areas as close to your destination as possible. Do not leave valuables in your car, especially credit cards, checkbooks, jewelry, bank/ATM receipts, cell phones, wallets/purses, keys, mail, vehicle title and garage door openers. Do not start your vehicle and then leave it unattended to “warm up” when the weather turns cold/icy.

Use 911 to report suspicious people and activity immediately to police. Be aware and follow these simple tips to help prevent crime during the holiday season.

###

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in General City News & Events

City Proposes 2023-24 Budget for Review

Posted on: October 24, 2022

Tour de Terrace Returns July 22-24

Posted on: July 12, 2022

Library Exhibit Features MLT Artist

Posted on: April 1, 2022

Sign Up Soon for MLT Summer Camps

Posted on: March 4, 2022

City Offices to Close for Holiday

Posted on: February 17, 2022

City Council Selects 2022 Leadership

Posted on: January 4, 2022

City Offices to Close for Holidays

Posted on: December 20, 2021

City Seeks Input on Use of Pandemic Aid

Posted on: December 15, 2021

New Tree to Adorn Town Center Plaza

Posted on: November 23, 2021

Clear Storm Drains During Wet Weather

Posted on: October 21, 2021
Female Burglary Suspect

Police Seek Suspect in Mosque Burglary

Posted on: October 20, 2021

Pavilion, Pool Reopen Saturdays

Posted on: October 1, 2021

Ballinger Waterfront Work Continues

Posted on: September 30, 2021
Art show

MLT Lodging Tax Grants Available

Posted on: September 27, 2021
Swim Lesson Group in pool

Vouchers Available for Swim Lessons

Posted on: January 31, 2022