Steps You Can Take to Limit Crime on Your Property

LIBERTY, September 5, 2017 - Many trespassing violations are “Crimes of Opportunity”. In other words, they were committed because it was easy to do. Here are some tips to help prevent trespass related crime on your property:

  • Keep exteriors and hallways well-lit during hours of darkness using flood or other appropriate lighting.
  • Make sure doors and windows are locked. Especially those that are out of view such as laundry rooms, basements, storage areas, and outbuildings.
  • Call 936-336-5666 for non-emergencies and 911 for emergencies if you see anything suspicious or want to report a crime to the police.
  • Keep your property free from blight. This will make it easier for the police to notice any unusual activity on your property.
  • Never confront suspicious persons on your own. Call the police.
  • Post “No Trespassing” or “Business Hours” signs on your property so there is no question about your intentions.
  • If the violator leaves before the police arrive, try to remember what the person looked like. Such as: race, sex, age, height, weight, hair color, and style, clothing, items carried, direction of travel, etc.
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