As the holidays approach Sheriff Peyton Grinnell would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Holidays. Sheriff Grinnell would also offer some safety tips that may help you from becoming a crime victim. When shopping try to shop in pairs, when leaving packages in your vehicle do not leave them in plain view, always lock and if equipped set the vehicle alarm on, if possible and if you are going to continue shopping after placing items in your vehicle move your vehicle to another parking location, when shopping at night try to park in a well lighted area and as near to a entrance as possible, when walking to your vehicle and if you have a remote opener have the panic button ready for usage, if equipped and when not at home always set your alarm on, if your going to be returning home after dark it may be helpful to turn on outside lighting prior to leaving, If you are having packages delivered to your house and you're not going to be there try to make arrangements for a neighbor to pick them up and hold them for you until you get home.
Take care and have a Safe and Happy Holidays
Master Deputy Walter Wolf
Crime Watch Coordinator
Lake County Sheriff's Office