Auburn offers tips to thwart theft


By Chris Cooper - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com



If you live in the City of Auburn and receive a water bill you may have noticed information printed on the back of that bill, that can help you if you see unusual behavior pertaining to theft.

“We began putting this information on the back of the water bills as a way to reach the citizens of our city,” said Larry Jones, Auburn Chief of Police. “We have had a lot of thefts lately and wanted to give important tips out to help with this problem.”

The back of the bills states:

If you see something-say something.

Please be vigilant and observant for your friends, neighbors and community.

You help, your eyes and your ears are needed to help fight crime.

Suspicious activity-if something look wrong then it probably is.

Do not give crime a chance-what have you got to lose?

If you see it-report it.

The PSA also gives important numbers to call such as the Logan County Emergency Communications Center at 270-726-4911, the Auburn Police Department at 270-542-4149 ext 205 and the Logan County Sheriff’s Department at 270-726-2244.

“We are trying to get this information out to the public to help us in stopping the crime in our community,” said Auburn Mayor Mike Hughes.”

Tips to help keep your contents safe inside your vehicle:

Close all windows, including the sunroof, when you leave your car – even if you are just leaving it for a short time.

Lock your car even if it is on your drive or in your garage or you are just leaving it for a short time (for example, at a gas station). Do not forget to lock the trunk.

Take the car keys with you. Never leave your keys in your car or leave the engine running, even if you are only leaving your car for a few minutes.

You should never leave your personal belongings on display in your car. If you cannot take them with you when you leave your car, lock them away in the glove compartment or the trunk.

Remove all radio, stereo and portable satellite-navigation equipment if possible when you leave your car.

Park your car carefully. Where and how you park your car can be important for your safety and the security of your car.

By Chris Cooper

ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

To contact Chris Cooper, email ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com or call 270-726-8394.

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