Would you be surprised to learn that we could cut the town’s crime rate in half if residents would employ some simple crime prevention techniques? Yes, it’s true. Theft from auto accounts for well over half the reported crimes in Cheverly on a monthly basis. The suspect(s) who are committing these crimes target vehicles parked in darkened areas, that have items of value in plain view on seats and consoles, and that are left in vehicles that are frequently unlocked. To help reduce the crime rate in Cheverly, please take a few minutes to remove all valuables
from your vehicle and store them in your trunk or home. In addition, always lock your vehicle, employ the Club, and try to park in well lit areas when possible.
Please plan to attend Cheverly’s 2005 National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2, 2005, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM. This spectacular event will be held at Legion Park, located at Cheverly Avenue and Forest Road, and will feature free food and music, a Moon Bounce for the kids, and free bicycle registration and safety materials. This event provides a great opportunity for you to meet your Cheverly police officers and neighborhood friends and residents.
In addition, you may have heard me talk recently about the police department’s need to purchase Less Than Lethal Weapons to counter violent or armed subjects, or those who are a danger to themselves or others because of psychological problems or the effects of illegal drug use. On Wednesday, August 10, 2005, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM, examples of Less Than Lethal Weapon technology will be on display and demonstrated in the gymnasium of the Town Hall located at 6401 Forest Road. Experts will also be available from other law enforcement agencies to discuss these weapons, standard operating procedures on their use, and answer general questions from the public. I clearly would like citizen input in the evaluation of these weapons and the decision to purchase them, if applicable. Please call 301-773-8362 to reserve a seat. You do not have
to provide any personal information.
And finally, just a reminder about curfew laws in Prince George’s County. Subtitle 14 of the County Code requires all persons under the age of seventeen to be off public streets and out of public places, unless accompanied by their parents, from 10:00 PM to 5:00 AM, Sunday through Thursday, and from 12:00 AM to 5:00 AM, Friday and Saturday. Public places include streets and sidewalks, parking lots, stores and restaurants, parks and recreation areas, public school grounds, and other areas accessible to the general public. Parents can be fined up to $250.00 for violations of the curfew law by their children.