As we say good bye to a very interesting, rewarding and sometimes frustrating 2016, and we look forward to ushering in 2017, our focus should always be on the welfare of our family, friends, co-workers and ourselves. That said, we all need to be mindful that crime does not take a holiday, nor does it care about a new year and the good tidings that accompany it. Criminals always prey on the unaware, the perceived weak and those who are unable to protect themselves. Please remember to take extra precautions such as locking your residential, shed and vehicle doors, and install and use additional lighting if needed. Take a moment to let a neighbor know if you will be away and stop the mail/paper if it will be a long absence and put some interior lights on timers. That being said, we should all take a moment to visit our elderly neighbors to ensure they are taken care. Here is to a safe and successful 2017!
Captain Stephen Troutman