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RE: [MPD-5D] Safety Tips--After You've Opened the Gifts

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  • Alina2
    Happy Holidays!! Would you happen to know if anyone was caught in NE - Brookland -- a few weeks ago there were several robberies at gunpoint and the shooting
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 26, 2007
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      Happy Holidays!!
       
      Would you happen to know if anyone was caught in NE - Brookland -- a few weeks ago there were several  robberies at gunpoint and the shooting around 14th and Newton.
       
      -----Original Message-----
      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Judy Ross
      Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2007 1:15 PM
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] Safety Tips--After You've Opened the Gifts

      Great reminders... thank you!

      "OFC K. A. SODIMU--MPDC- -4D--PSA- 401" <mpdc2368@comcast. net> wrote:

      Metropolitan Police Department
       
      After You've Opened the Gifts Take a Holiday Inventory
       
       
      After You've Opened the Gifts
      Burglars know that many households have new, and oftentimes expensive, items in their homes following the December holidays – especially items such as new computers and peripherals, stereo components, televisions, cameras and other electronic equipment. In too many cases, residents make it easy for burglars to figure out which homes to target by putting boxes that identify their new gifts in plain view with their other garbage. Avoid becoming an easy target for post-holiday burglars by not leaving boxes for new electronics and other items in the alley or other garbage pick-up locations for several days at a time. Instead, break down any boxes you are throwing out, put them in garbage bags and place them inside a trash can. (In many cases, especially with computer equipment, you might consider keeping the boxes for safe storage, shipping or moving in the future.) Think about keeping broken-down boxes inside – in a garage, for example – until the evening before your regular garbage pick-up. Some burglars actually look inside garbage cans for evidence of holiday gifts. And, of course, if you see someone suspicious casing your alley, call the Metropolitan Police Department’s non-emergency number, 3-1-1. If you see a burglary in progress, call 9-1-1.
      Take a Holiday Inventory
      The holidays are a good time to update—or create—your home inventory. Take photos or make videos of items, and list descriptions and serial numbers. If your home is burglarized, having a detailed inventory can help identify stolen items and make insurance claims easier to file.
      Make sure things like TVs, CD'S, VCRs, stereo equipment, cameras, camcorders, sports equipment, jewelry, silver, computers, home office equipment, and power tools are on the list. Remember to check it twice!
      OFFICER  K.  A.  SODIMU.
                 M. P. D. C.
             4TH  DISTRICT.
               P. S. A.-- 401
       
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