As the days become warmer and longer, many people like to spend their evenings and weekends outside either doing yard work or playing with the kids. Warmer weather brings some added risks that can be minimized or prevented with a couple of simple crime prevention tips.
Be sure your garage door and any side entrance door are in good repair so that they close completely and lock. Double keyed dead bolt locks are best for side entry doors.
If you have an attached garage, keep the entry door from the garage to your home locked.
If you have windows that allow a view inside your garage, cover the windows.
Be a good neighbor. If you see a neighbor’s garage door open and unattended, let them know.
Bicycles are a favorite item stolen from garages. Keep your bicycle locked to a fixed object while in the garage. Record the serial number, makes, and color of your bicycle. If possible, store your bicycle with a wheel or seat removed from the frame.
Lock your car while in the garage and do not leave valuables in your car including keys.
Do not leave items like golf clubs and ski equipment in plain view from the street.
The Erie Police Department and Mountain View Fire Rescue would also like to remind residents and visitors to Erie that with the unseasonably dry weather and high winds it has created dangerous conditions of high flammability in our open fields. Please be aware and take extra precautions.Remember to report any suspicious activity. You can remain anonymous. In an emergency call 911, in Erie for a non-emergency, call 303-441-4444.Be safe, have a great spring and contact the Erie Police Department at 303-926-2800 if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help you make your neighborhood safe and secure this season.