Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Gun safety starts at home. If weapons are present in a home, children need to be taught proper weapon handling and safety. Weapons need to be properly secured. In the event that a child finds a gun, the National Rifle Association Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program teaches children the following:
- Don't touch!
- Leave the area!
- Tell an adult!
The NRA also offers additional information for parents on gun safety, training and additional information HERE.
There is no excuse for having an unsecured weapon in your home. Gun safes are reasonably priced and are readily available. Use of a gun safe is preferred but many police departments offer simple gun locks for free. APD offers gun locks at our front counter. Check with your local agency for availability.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
It is hard to believe that it has been 25 years since Richard Ramirez terrorized Los Angeles County. KABC7 aired a story recently that recaps the activity of the "Night Stalker" and his capture. Additional information can be found on the topic through Wikipedia and Crime Magazine.
Although Ramirez struck throughout LA County and the bay area, Arcadia and Monrovia saw multiple victims and crimes. It was not uncommon to see open windows and doors while driving around our community prior to the tragic crimes committed by Ramirez. During the height of his activity, homes were locked up tight and we seemed to pay more attention to safety in our residences. Many times predators look for easy targets and crimes are committed based on opportunity. Take the time to look around your home. Take steps to make your residence safe and less attractive for a crime of opportunity. Lock your doors and windows. Burglary prevention and home security tips can be found in a previous post on the topic HERE. Remember, no community is immune.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Vehicle Burglary - Auto burglaries continue to be reported in the parking areas of the 24 Hour Fitness at First and Santa Clara despite two recent arrests. APD has conducted numerous patrols in the area and is working with the staff at location to increase security and awareness of the problem.
Residential Burglary - Several north end homes were victimized since last Friday in the 200 blk of E. Sycamore, the 700 blk of Carriage House, and the 200 blk of Carolwood.