The City of College Station has many yards with beautiful holiday decorations! Unfortunately many of the decorations such as inflatable’s, lighted figurines and plywood cut outs have become targets for thieves. In light of this the College Station Police Department has given some suggestions for residents with outside holiday décor.
Writing your eight digit Drivers License number makes the object easy to identify as yours if the object is taken. Make sure that you use permanent marker if the decoration is plastic and for metal it is best to use an engraving tool. Also, taking pictures is a good way to help the police be able to identify the property in case it is stolen.
If you have an inflatable object use the loop or strap, if provided, with a one foot stake to secure to the ground. When you have a lighted figure, such as reindeer, it is also a good idea to use a one foot long tent stake in the ground to help better secure the figurine. A great idea for plywood cut-outs is to use a conduit strap to secure a conduit pipe to the plywood and drive one fourth to one half conduit pipe about one foot in your yard.
Be cautious of underground lines like cable, sprinkler systems, utility or gas when placing anything in the ground. Even with the aforementioned precautions there is still a chance that the festive decoration may still be taken. If this occurs or if you see this happening to a neighbor call your local police department.
The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Be the eyes and ears of your police department. When you see suspicious activity contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600 or the Texas A&M University Police Department at 979-845-2345; contact the Bryan Police Department or the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office at 979-361-3888. Together we can make a difference in our community.
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