IF I WOULD HAVE KNOWN…I COULD HAVE…IT MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED???
Getting to know your neighbors might save you a headache later…
One of the most important reasons to know your neighbors involves safety. If you know your neighbors, they’re more likely to alert you in times of trouble; such as an attempted break-in, potential theft of your property or a suspicious person lurking about. In such cases, good neighbors will not only alert you, but also call the police on your behalf.
The La Crosse Police is asking for your help. First, we ask you get to know your neighbors/neighborhoods. Second, if you see a suspicious person, vehicle or activity in your neighborhoods, please call the non-emergency phone number 608-785-5962. Suspicious activities can refer to incidents, events, individuals or circumstances that seem unusual or out of place. Some common examples of suspicious activities include:
A stranger loitering in your neighborhood, someone looking in parked vehicles or windows, slow moving vehicles cruising the same streets repeatedly, abandoned vehicles, a high volume of traffic going to and coming from a home on a daily basis or open/broken windows at a closed or unoccupied business or residence. Any type of activity or circumstance that seems unusual should be reported. You can always remain anonymous!
Remember – A quick and accurate description of events, vehicles, and persons can make all the difference.
By getting know your neighbors you will be more likely to recognize suspicious circumstances and more likely to report these activities to the police. Reporting these suspicious activities can help make our community safer and more secure, minimize victimization, reduce crime and improve the overall quality of life.
Anytime there is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
The La Crosse Police Department is hoping to help make your 2018 a safe and happy one!