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Palo Verde Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting – Save the Date
Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014
Location: Las Margaritas 3602 E Grant
This is your opportunity to become involved with, and serve on the PVNA Board for the 2014-15 year. Nominations are now open for the Elected Positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian. Please sent your email of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Burglary Reminders From TPD
The Tucson Police Department would like to remind the citizens of Tucson to take extra care this summer in an effort to avoid becoming a victim of a burglary or larceny. Historically, there has been an increase in reported incidents of larceny and burglary during the summer months. Much of the increase is likely attributed to the fact that many homes are left vacant for hours or even days at a time as citizens take vacation breaks and/or attend gatherings during various summer holidays. The Tucson Police Department would like to work in partnership with our community, making every effort to prevent such crimes from occurring. As a citizen, the following steps can be taken to better protect your homes and assets:
* Keep all doors and windows closed and securely fastened. An open window or door is an open invitation for burglars, and has been a point of entry in a number of recent burglaries in Tucson.
* Doors should have deadbolt locks with a one-inch throw and reinforced strike plate with three-inch screws. All windows should have window locks. Sliding glass doors should have a metal rod or piece of wooden dowel in the track, and vertical bolts to prevent lifting the door.
* If you have an attached garage, always lock the door that leads into the house. Don’t rely on your automatic garage door mechanism for security. In addition, consider updating your older automatic opener to include one with enhanced security features. Don’t get in the habit of leaving your garage vehicle-bay door open when you are home and only closing it at night. Thieves need just seconds to take valuables from an open garage.
* Dog and cat doors or flaps are frequently used by burglars for gaining entry. If you must have a pet-access door, invest in one that has security features, and secure it if you will be away from home for an extended period.
* Keep the perimeter of your home well lighted. Low-voltage lighting is relatively inexpensive.
* Create the illusion that you are home through the use of timers on lights, radios and TV’s.
* Keep shrubbery trimmed away from entrances and walkways. They provide concealment for burglars.