Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
When purchasing holiday gifts, always purchase pricey/valuable items at the end of your shopping day, put them in your trunk and drive home. Pricey/Valuable items should be the last items you buy.
Try to obscure the boxes of pricey/valuable items on garbage day, e.g. do not leave a flat screen TV box visible to the street.
iPods are a quick cash hit and are one of the "most popular" items to grab these days. The white earbuds are a giveaway that you are using an iPod. Read these tips, http://ipod.about.com/od/adjus
Let people know where you are going and when you are returning.
Carry your handbag close to you, but "not" wrapped around your neck. (Yes, I was surprised by this tip also, but if your bag is wrapped around your neck and shoulder and it is yanked, you could sustain injuries or get dragged) .
Keep your keys in your hand or separate from your handbag.
Do not take all your cards/ID with you unless needed
Do not make ATM transactions at night.
Do not give out or write down your PIN.
Do not wear valuable jewelry shopping or walking in the street or mall. Wear it only at the appropriate place and time.
Always have the right amount of cash ready. Do your best to present only the amount due when paying for your purchase, e.g., avoid presenting large bills to the cashier.
Be a good neighbour, keep your eyes and ears open for activity on your street and in your community.
Be ready to help others.
Do not shop at your door, i.e., do not purchase from vendors at your door. If you think a NO SOLICITORS sign will help, use one. Examples: Hot Water Heater inspections, Natural Gas Billing changes, Magazine Subscriptions, etc.
Use only your last name on your mailbox.
Ask delivery people for identification.
Leave interior lights on when you leave your home or apartment. For example: Streets are dark around 5:00 pm in the winter. If you do not come home until after 5:00 pm you should consider leaving a light on when you leave in the morning or use a timer.
Keep doors locked and use your peephole.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
This is a Toronto Police Service, 22 Division Neighbourhood Alert.
Toronto Police would like to make the public aware of recent suspicious incidents and arrests in your neighbourhood.
After two separate incidents and two weeks Police investigations. Toronto Police 22 Division arrested 3 males for committing separate acts of voyeurrism in the Lake Shore and 23rd street area of south Etobicoke. 22 Division have cleared both occurrences in this area with the final arrest of two suspects. Police thank all residents for their assistance in this investigation.
Anyone having any information on any Suspicious Incident are to contact Toronto Police at 416 808 2222, or Crime Stoppers at 416 222 TIPS or online at www. 222tips.com.
This report was prepared by the 22 Division Crime Prevention Office.
Monday, November 15, 2010
- Open the map using the link below
- Use the drop down list to select your areas of interest, e.g. "18" for New Toronto.
Toronto Police Service, TPSlinks, transmits alerts to you via landline, cell via text, email, etc. Online registration enables you to specify the delivery mechanism you prefer. TPSlinks will send alerts like city events, safety notifications and/or emergency incidents. The following are alert types:
-Existing Amber Alerts
-Neighbourhood Crime Alerts
-Severe Weather Alerts
-Threats to School Safety
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Important Community Event:
Community Safety Seminar
for the residents of South Etobicoke
When: Saturday, September 13, 2010
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Avenue
Contact: PC Mike Burgess D22 416-808-2251 or PC Mitch LeBlanc D22 at 416-808-2208 (See attached poster for details)
Purpose: Personal Safety, Street Proofing and Home and Business Security
Please tell your neighbours about this important meeting.
Friday, November 5, 2010
The links are below: