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Make sure your car isn’t a target for thieves

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Prevent your car from being broken into. Thefts from cars are most often crimes of opportunity in which a thief sees an easy target. Reduce the chances that a criminal will want to break into your vehicle by taking some … Continue reading

Encountering flooded roads

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With continued heavy rain in the forecast through the weekend, drivers should use caution with any roadway experiencing any level of flooding. If you encounter floodwaters on a road while driving: First and foremost, look for an alternative route rather … Continue reading

Preventing bike thefts

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In the spring and summer months, the number of bicycle thefts tends to rise. There are simple things you can do to prevent yours or your child’s bike from being stolen. Foremost is do not leave bicycles unlocked in plain … Continue reading

Gas leaks

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Natural gas is a colorless, odorless gas that is highly combustible. A smell akin to rotten eggs is added to natural gas so that it can be detected in the air. If you smell gas in your home: – Immediately … Continue reading

Fire hydrant safety

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It is illegal to open fire hydrants for recreational use and doing so can significantly reduce water pressure, meaning that firefighters trying to control a fire in another neighborhood may not have enough water and home and businesses may experience … Continue reading

Social media – keeping kids safe

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These days, parents have plenty of reason to worry about what their children are doing, and who they’re connecting with, online. Kids want to be on Twitter, Instagram and other such platforms, but aren’t necessarily inclined to protect themselves when … Continue reading

Report illegal ATV use

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The Camden County Police Department is urging residents to report the illegal use of ATVs and other off-road, unlicensed vehicles on city streets. The use of these vehicles on city streets poses a serious danger to the riders themselves, to … Continue reading

Stop for pedestrians – it’s the law

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In New Jersey, drivers must stop for pedestrians in a marked crosswalk on any roadway. Failure to do so can result in one or more of these penalties: two points on your driver’s license, a $200 fine, 15 days of … Continue reading

Telemarketing fraud – spotting scams

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How do you know when someone on the other end of the phone is potentially trying to scam you? A few common signals that the call is a scam designed to steal your money: – You’ve won a “free” gift … Continue reading

Safety for seniors at home

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Senior citizens are often targeted by criminals looking for what they perceive as an easy target. Protect yourself while at home: – Always keep your doors and windows locked and install deadbolt locks on all doors leading outside. – Install … Continue reading

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