Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! (A bit early)

On behalf of all the staff at the Meridian Township Police Department I would like to wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving!  I know that personally I am thankful for having good health, my family and for having a job in this tough economy.  Hopefully everyone has just as much to be thankful for.

Unfortunately during this holiday shopping season criminals will be out targeting people.  Below are some tips that will prevent you from becoming a victim while you are out shopping:

1.  Don't leave your purse or wallet in your vehicle.

2. Once you find that great deal and buy the item, don't leave it in the passenger compartment of your vehicle.

3. If you have to leave something that is valuable in your car, leave it in the trunk.

4. If you will be using gift cards, keep a close eye on them, once they are stolen it is very difficult to track them.

5. If you will be using cash to buy your items, be discreet and don't wave it around.

6. If you are shopping with children have a plan in place for if you are separated.

7. Stay alert as you are walking through parking lots.  Be aware of your surroundings.



Can you help us identify her?

Do you know who this woman is?  She is reportedly a part of a group that has been stealing purses and then cashing stolen checks in the area...