Crime Prevention Update

December 21, 2017

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This information has been shared with you by our Crime Prevention Department.

Kim Kiley
Crime Prevention Specialist
kkiley@blainemn.gov

763-785-6186

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Suicide Prevention Hotline



This time of year is not always a happy one for some people. Just remember a kind word, checking in, lending an ear, or just paying a compliment to a complete stranger could help make someone’s day better. If you have concerns about someone in your life, or are having problems yourself – there is help!

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help. It provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, and prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. 1-800-273-8255


Leaving Home for the Holidays?

Are you leaving town for the upcoming holiday? Here are a few tips to keep your home safe:

  • Let a trustworthy neighbor know if you're planning to go out of town for the holidays so that they can keep an eye on your home. Don't hide a key outside the house!
  • Stop your mail and newspaper delivery. If it piles up, it's a sure sign you're not home.
  • Park in well-lit and high activity areas close to store entrances during your last minute holiday shopping. Keep all windows closed and doors locked. Do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle! If you need to return to your car while shopping, place your bags in the trunk and move your car to another safe location.
  • Arm your security system to protect your home. Call the monitoring station to be sure they have current contact information in the event the alarm it is activated.  While it may seem obvious, your mind is distracted when you're rushing out the door. Don't forget this simple step to ensure your home stays protected.
  • Consider placing a timer on a lamp. 

 
If you’ll be home, keep an eye on the neighborhood.  Look for suspicious vehicles or people.  Call 9-1-1 to report a crime and don’t wait. 

On that same note, if your home is burglarized, call 9-1-1 right away.  Back out of the house.  Don’t wait a week, don’t handle any possible evidence

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

Put the cell phone down when driving, it can wait.



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