Keep home safe from burglars by following sheriff’s simple tips
Champagne said it is important to make it appear that someone is home. To do this, he suggests having a trusted neighbor retrieve mail, newspapers and garbage cans every day that you are out of town.
Also, leave a couple of lights or the TV on.
“Timers for your lamps are relatively cheap and are an effective deterrent,” Champagne said.Residents should also make sure any holiday gifts are hidden from view if someone should happen to look through the window.
Since social media has become prevalent, Champagne said residents need to be careful about what they post about trips or vacations.
“Wait until you return to post photographs or talk about your trip,” he said. “Criminals also monitor these sites for information.”
For those who remain at home during the holidays but plan on going hunting, Champagne said guns and equipment should never be stored in the vehicle the night before because it makes it easier for thieves to make off with the items.
Lastly, Champagne said residents should ask a trusted neighbor to watch their homes and call 911 if they see anything suspicious.
“Just a few simple common sense precautions during this holiday season can prevent you becoming a victim,” Champagne said.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
St. Charles Parish officials closed Spillway Road (St. Charles Parish Hwy. 12)...
Destrehan High School sophomore Cara “Moon” Ursin has been chosen as Louisiana’s...
Monsanto’s response to the World Health Organization (WHO) labeling its widely used...
Only the truly skilled, determined and competitive can even aspire to one day be...
Anticipating growing competition for skilled workers, Dow stepped up efforts with a...
A Destrehan man has pleaded guilty in a $50 million medical clinic-accountant...
The way hardware stores used to and should be is right here in St. Charles. Prompt courteous service from the moment you walk in. Experienced staff eager to assist you find what you need for your next project. Propane refills, U-Haul Rentals available
Monsanto outraged by Roundup cancer claim - 2634 views
Monsanto’s response to the World Health Organization (WHO) labeling its widely used weed killer, Roundup, as “probably” causing cancer in humans was swift – it’s junk science.