Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tuesday Tip - No Community is Immune

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.

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