Warm weather brings bikes, car theftsWe usually see an increase in thefts during the warmer months.
By: By Bonnie Beste, Superior Telegram
Summer is finally here. The Superior Police Department reminds people to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. Bicycle traffic has increased in Superior with the warmer weather. Be aware of bicycles and understand the laws. A bicycle is considered a vehicle. It can operate in the driving lane and should obey traffic signs and laws.
We usually see an increase in thefts during the warmer months. Take a few extra seconds to secure your property and prevent yourself from becoming a victim. Do not leave property in your vehicle overnight. If you see suspicious activity or need to make a report to an officer, call 911.
A great deal of criminal activity is related to drugs and drug abuse. The Superior Police Department is sworn to protect our citizens and those visiting our city, but we can’t do it alone. Community involvement is key to prevent criminal activities in the city.
Part of the police department’s efforts have involved getting Citizen Watch Groups started in Superior. Superior Citizen Watch is the same as Neighborhood Watch. Members of Citizen Watch are involved in crime prevention in their neighborhoods by watching out for suspicious activity or criminal behavior and reporting it to the police department. Members take extra care in securing their property and homes to prevent burglary. They reach out to their neighbors so together they can keep their neighborhood safe. Citizen Watch is a network of community support involving a police and citizen partnership.
If you would like to start a Citizen Watch group in your neighborhood or become involved yourself contact Community Policing Officer Bonnie Beste at 715-395-7401.
National Night Out is scheduled for Aug. 6. This is an event where neighbors come together to take a stand against crime. Contact Officer Beste if you are planning to have a gathering in your neighborhood.
Have a fun and safe summer.
Community Policing Officer Bonnie Beste shares information with the community. You can leave a voicemail for her at (715) 395-7401.