November 11 – Recent Crime in Our Community
It seems like the holiday season always brings an increase in what I like to call crimes of opportunity. Deliveries left on the front porch for extended times, homes empty during periods of shopping or visit or travel, even just folks with a lot on their minds, all become tempting targets for those that don’t have your best interests in mind.
Recently there have been a couple of break-ins in the Community. Thankfully, no one’s been hurt and the losses have been relatively small.
It’s time for all of us to step up our vigilance. Pay attention. Be aware of people, things, and activity around your home. Do not hesitate to report any and all suspicious activities and/or people to the authorities right away.
The Ocklawaha Sheriffs Substation location is 13985 E Highway 25, north (toward ‘downtown’) from the Bay Road intersection. The phone number is 352-402-6020. Add that number to your mobile phone’s speed dial now, while it’s fresh in your mind. For emergencies, dial 911.
If you can safely do so, observe and provide as much specific information as you can. The make, model, color, and tag number of suspicious vehicles is extremely helpful, as is the number and description of suspicious persons.
But remember, your personal safety is paramount. Unless you’re directly threatened, observe and report but do not engage.
It’s not a bad idea to give the folks over at the Lake Weir Preserve Sales Office a heads-up as well. The phone number is 352-288-0448. They can’t protect you, but they CAN help get the word out to your fellow neighbors about what’s been seen.
The more we all know, the better we can help one another.
(Big THANKS to neighbor Mike for help putting this together.)
Have you got news of interest to the Community? Just email the details and we’ll get the word out.