Borderstanians: Warmer weather–and summer–brings a surge in street crime. The following safety tips on how to protect yourself from certain types of thefts are from the Watch Commander at MPD 3rd District; they were posted on the 3D Yahoo! Groups listserv:
In reviewing the past 24-hour report, theft reports are starting to increase. Most of these are bicycle, property and known thefts. The one’s that stand out are the issues that warmer weather brings. One is a purse taken at a restaurant, one is person in a home who took items and the third is a bicycle. This is occurring during the daywork hours and when summer arrives this will start occurring in the evening. Daywork and business beat officers will be addressing these issues.