Crime Prevention Update

March 15, 2019

This information has been shared with you by our Community Outreach Unit.


Contact Us:


Kim Kiley
Community Outreach Specialist
kkiley@blainemn.gov
763-785-6186


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Daylight Savings Time


Still missing that hour of sleep? Daylight savings is a good reminder to change the batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors? Having a working smoke alarm doubles your chance of surviving a fire. Smoke detectors don’t last forever. They typically expire after 8 – 10 years. If your alarm is older than ten years, it is time for a new one.

Social Security Card Safety


This past week officers received a report of a stolen wallet. Inside was the victim’s social security card. There is no reason to have this card in your wallet. 

This number is the gateway to identity theft. If your wallet was stolen, would you be able to list everything that was in it? Do you have the credit card and bank toll free phone numbers to call to put a stop on them?

Consider photocopying the front and back of every card and keep it in a safe place in the event you need it. Do not snap a picture of them with your cell phone. If your phone is ever lost or stolen, that information is now considered vulnerable and could be sold on the dark web.


Upcoming Events


Bike Helmet Sales and Fitting
Saturday, March 30 from 9AM - Noon
 
Tuesday, May 7 from 5 - 7:30PM
 
Both events will be held at Blaine City Hall
10801 Town Square Dr NE
 
No appointment needed
Open to everyone

Senior Safety and Wellness Fair
Thursday, May 2 from 8:30AM - 2:30PM
Event held at SBM Fire Station 3
Cost: $10
 
For more information or to register go to: BlaineEvents.com/SeniorSafetyFair.


Crime in Your Area


Interested in what's happening in your area? Check out our crime map at: http://communitycrimemap.com/?address=blaine,mn


Holiday Celebration


If you will be out celebrating St. Patrick's Day this weekend please plan ahead for a sober ride home.
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