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Police remind citizens to Lock, Take, Hide during the holiday season

policeThe Northeast Texas Auto Theft Task, Auto Burglary Theft Prevention Authority along with Paris Police Department, Reno Police Department, and the Lamar County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind citizens of the dangers of leaving the vehicles and other property unsecure during the holiday season.

Leaving your property unsecured is dangerous any time of the year, but is especially important right now. The holiday seasons are such a busy time of the year for many people, and many of us forget to do the simple things like locking our cars doors.

Vehicle burglary is one of the easiest crimes to prevent, yet it is still one of the most prolific crimes committed locally. Remember to LOCK your car, TAKE your keys and HIDE your belongings.

It has been proven time and time again that most car burglars are simply taking what people leave unsecured and readily available to them. If we all take a couple of seconds when we leave our vehicles unattended, whether at home or out shopping, to do three simple things; Secure, your car, Don’t leave your keys in the vehicle or ignition, and Conceal or remove your valuables maybe we could get a head start on putting the car burglars out of business.

Paris Police responded to 109 calls for service and arrested seven persons on December 20, 2012. Five were arrested on class c misdemeanor violations, one for a Class A warrant and one on an emergemcy detention.

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