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Police Beat for May 16, 2009

WALSENBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT  BURGLARY PREVENTION TIPS

If your home is broken into:

    If you come home to find an unexplained open/broken window or door.  Do not enter. The perpetrator may still be inside.

Use cell or neighbors phone to call the police.

    Do not touch anything or clean up until the police have inspected for evidence.

    Other precautions you should take:

    Never leave keys under your doormats, mailboxes, or other "secret" hiding places. Burglars know where to look for hidden keys.

    Keep detailed inventory of all your valuables and possessions, including a description of the item, date of purchase, original value, serial number, and keep a copy in a safe place away from the home. This is a great precaution in case of fire or other disaster. Make a photographic or video record of valuables, heirlooms and antiques. Your insurance company can assist you with making and keeping your inventory.

    Be a good neighbor. If you notice anything suspicious in your neighborhood, call the police immediately.

    Mark your valuables with your driver′s license number with an engraver. You can borrow an engraver from the police department. Marked items are harder for a burglar to dispose of and easier for the police to recover.

Vacation House Watch Program:

    Are you going on vacation or will you be gone from your house for an extended period of time? Would you like for the police department to monitor your house while you are away? The Walsenburg Police Department offers a Vacation House Watch Program where members of the police department, while on duty, will check on your house while you are gone. This includes making sure the outer perimeter of your house is secure and that there is nothing unusual on or about the premises. If you would like to participate in this program while you are away, come by the police department and fill out a Vacation House Watch form.

Ruben Ortiz

Ruben Ortiz 5/30/1922 ~ 8/6/2020 World War ll US Navy veteran, lifetime Trinidad resident is survived by his wife, Flora Ortiz; children Cynthia (Margarito) Ortiz

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