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Arlington Police Department (Texas)
Friday October 30th, 2009 :: 11:37 a.m. CDT

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East Arlington community event to teach crime prevention for homes and vehicles; ways to reinforce doors and windows.

The rush of the holiday season is filled with distractions and changes in routine. Burglars know this and take advantage of packages left in vehicles and gifts piled under Christmas trees. As a result, the Arlington Police Department wants to remind residents about the nuts and bolts of crime prevention, specifically when it comes to vehicle or residential burglary. On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, the Arlington Police Department is partnering with businesses and residents in the East District with a community event focused on crime prevention education. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Nuts and Bolts Hardware store located at 2320 S. Collins Street from 10:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

· Nuts and Bolts employees will demonstrate ways to reinforce locks and windows.

· Arlington police volunteers will have a car on display to show the common mistakes people make with leaving items in plain sight that might entice a car burglar.

· Getting to know your neighbors is one of the simplest ways to protect your homes. By interacting and mingling with neighbors, like at this community event, residents are better able to spot suspicious people in their neighborhoods.

· Food, games and prizes will be available throughout the community gathering.

Join your Arlington Police Department in an effort to prevent crime!


Address/Location
Arlington Police Department (Texas)
620 West Division Street
Arlington, TX 76011

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 817-459-5624

Tiara Ellis Richard
Office of Communications
tiara.richard@arlingtontx.gov
817-459-5624

2320 S Collins St
Arlington, TX 76014

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