Residents planning to be away for vacations should call the Cheverly Police (301-773-8362) to arrange to have their homes checked while they are gone.
The following items should also be checked to make sure your residence is safe and looks as much as possible like someone is there:
•Cancel newspaper & mail delivery or have a neighbor pick it up for you.
•Arrange for lawn care.
•Valuables should be stored, preferably in a bank.
•Store lawn mowers, bicycles, and lawn funiture inside.
•Lights inside the house should be set on a timer.
•Set telephone bells as low as possible.
•Shades and drapes should be drawn.
•Cars left in the driveway should be locked.
•Make sure smoke detectors are working.
•All windows and doors should be locked.
•Give your house key & itinerary to at least one friend or neighbor.