On 11-2-18 at 4:19 a.m., The Fairmont City Police Department responded to a crime in progress on 60th Street. An unknown suspect had stolen a wheel-barrel and a piece of construction equipment. The suspect was described as wearing a dark hoodie and pants. 🔎Some tips against would-be thieves: • Thieves hate bright lights. Install outside lights and keep them on at night. Motion-detector lights can be particularly effective. • Keep your yard clean. Prune shrubbery so it doesn’t hide windows or doors. Cut back tree limbs that a burglar could use to climb to an upper-level window. • While at work or if you travel, create the illusion that you are at home by getting timers that will turn lights (and perhaps a television or radio) on and off in different parts of your home throughout the day and evening hours. Lights burning 24 hours a day signal an empty house. • Leave shades, blinds, and curtains in normal positions. And make sure you don’t let your mail and/or newspapers pile up. If necessary, call the post office and newspaper to stop delivery or have a neighbor pick them up. • Make a list of your valuables, such as VCRs, stereos, computers, and jewelry. Take pictures of the items, list their serial numbers and description. This will help if they are ever taken. • When getting work done on your vehicle, leave only the vehicle key for the service personnel. The same goes for car park attendants and valets. • If you are having work done on your vehicle, give the service station your business address – not your home address. • Security/Surveillance Cameras are more affordable and higher resolution than ever before. Even a Trail/Deer camera works well because it is completely wireless and capable of motion activated photos/video.