‘A MESSAGE FROM YOUR LOCAL POLICE’
House breaking and vehicle theft is one of the most common crimes and can occur at any time of the day or night.
You can take steps to reduce identified risk areas in your home and with your vehicle to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime or a repeat victim of crime.
Offenders have entered homes and vehicles through closed but unlocked doors and windows often whilst occupants were home. Crime prevention and community safety is everyone’s responsibility.
What You Can Do?
• Lock your windows, doors, garage and secure windows even whilst at home.
• Lock internal doors from the garage to the house
• Install finger guards on security doors that are not always key locked.
• Do not leave keys, wallets, phones, jewellery in plain sight.
• Install key operated locks, security grills on windows and dead locks on doors.
• Install padlocks on gates to the back yard.
• Install and activate an alarm.
• Always lock your vehicle.
• Park your vehicle in a well lit and highly visible area.
• Don’t hide spare keys on the vehicle.
• Remove or place out of sight all valuables and personnel documents.
• Wherever possible use off street parking or secure parking.
• Consider the following to help protect your vehicle: car alarm, engine immobiliser, ignition shield and steering wheel locks.
You can assist police by providing a good description of anyone you see committing a crime or acting suspiciously. If you witness suspicious activity at any time, contact your local police or dial triple zero 000 in the event of an emergency. For non-urgent police matters think Policelink and call 131444.
If you have information about these offences report it anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Road Safety –
This week is Queensland Road Safety Week (24-30 August) and together with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) we’re committing to putting road safety first.
Road conditions can change due to a variety of factors from weather, animals, the environment, traffic and roadworks so it’s important to drive to the prevailing conditions.
Not driving to the conditions can have serious consequences for all road users, so pay attention to what’s happening on the roads, slow down and put road safety first, every trip, every time.
Officers from Logan Village Yarrabilba Police station will continue to be committed to road safety conducting roadside drug and alcohol testing, detecting speed related offences, observing and targeting drivers using mobile phones, identifying and intervening to prevent fatigue related offences and ensuring drivers are wearing their seat belts.
Traffic Enforcement – Any Time, Any Where!
If you have information for police, contact Policelink by providing information using the Online Suspicious Activity Form 24hrs per day at www.police.qld.gov.au/reporting.
You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24hrs per day.
By Nathan BOOTH – OIC Sergeant
Logan Village Yarrabilba Police Station