Crime Prevention

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons
If you need help or think someone is a victim of Human Trafficking you are not alone. Human trafficking is the 3rd largest crime worldwide. If you suspect it, report it 1(888)373-7888 http://www.pbso.org/human-trafficking/
Posted by PBSO – Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Monday, July 30, 2018

If you need help or think someone is a victim of Human Trafficking you are not alone. Human trafficking is the 3rd largest crime worldwide. If you suspect it, […]

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We Arrest 3 Juveniles Linked to 46 Auto Thefts

This weekend, our task force, along with PBSO helicopter and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Burglary Apprehension Team, conducted a surveillance operation on suspects that have been linked to at least 46 High-end Auto Thefts out of East Boca Raton, Wellington, West Delray, and West Boca Raton. Yes, you read right, forty-six auto thefts.
While in the community of Saturnia (West Boca Raton), the subjects committed an occupied residential burglary by entering the victim’s garage and attempted to steal their Jaguar […]

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Dont be victim of Vehicle theft

DON’T BE A VICTIM – SECURE YOUR VEHICLE…

Unlocked vehicles are more likely to be burglarized
Leaving items in your car such as your purse, wallet, laptop computers, or loose change invite theft
Please help yourself and the men and women of the Palm Beach Country Sheriff’s Office by:

Keeping your vehicles doors locked at all times
Don’t leave valuables in your vehicle

Please report suspicious people to the Sheriff’s Office Immediately – Call 911
Remember: Protection from theft begins with you!
 

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Don’t Leave Your Key Fob Inside Your Vehicle

Car thieves are aware of this act of “convenience” and will steal your vehicle. Even if you live in a gated community, thieves are now gaining access to private developments and are checking for unlocked vehicles …
If found unlocked, not only can your vehicle be stolen but Identity Theft and home burglaries can occur once the thief is inside your vehicle by obtaining your personal information ….
BE AWARE that your vehicle may alert the thief it is unlocked by […]

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PROTECT YOUR VEHICLE

TAKE ACTION TO HELP PREVENT:
VEHICLE BURGLARIES

DO NOT leave valuables laying out in the open
Place valuables in the trunk or another secure location
Lock your car doors while pumping gas at a gas station
Utilize a car alarm

PLEASE RECORD ANY AND ALL SERIAL NUMBERS OFF YOUR ELECTRONICS KEEP THE SERIAL NUMBERS YOU RECORDED IN A SECURE LOCATION
DO NOT LEAVE YOUR KEY FOB INSIDE YOUR VEHICLE
 
 

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Gun in car

HOW TO REDUCE GUN THEFTS FROM CARS

Cars are bad place to keep weapons.
A jimmied car door, a broken window, and someone can steal a gun that can later be used to commit more crimes. Research has found between 300,000 and 600,000 firearms in the U.S. every year are stolen. That’s 1,600 stolen guns every day, or more than one per minute.

Remove gun maker decals from your car, don’t advertise which guns you possess
Never leave your gun in your vehicle overnight
Store your gun in a safe […]

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HOW TO PROTECT YOUR HORSES AND PREVENT CRIME

Make a police report of stolen horses, missing tack equipment, cut fences or gate locks, criminal mischief, etc.
Understand that thieves involved in equine crime know what they are doing.

Be vigilant at all times and keep an eye open for strangers
Get to know the neighboring businesses and neighbors; exchange emergency contact information.
Keep log of visitors. Example: Name of visitor’s organization, person’s name, vehicle details, date and time of visit, and ask for their business/card.
Compile an inventory of tack and equipment. […]

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Distraction Theft

STOP DISTRACTION THEFT

Please be attentive of your personal belongings and avoid becoming a victim:

Be aware of your surroundings.
Report ALL suspicious activity.
Don’t leave a purse or wallet unattended in a shopping cart.
Lock your vehicle doors.
DO NOT leave valuables in plain view.
Carry as few credit cards as possible.
Close/secure your purse.
Don’t leave purse or wallet unattended.

Identity theft can occur within minutes!
Restoring your good credit can take years. You may not be able to:

Get a loan
Re-finance
Purchase a car or other property
Obtain credit in the futureThis […]

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