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Posted on: December 5, 2017

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips from the South Lake Tahoe Police Department


South Lake Tahoe, CA (December 5, 2017) – The holiday season is here! Before you head out the door to finish up or start your shopping, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department would like to take a moment to remind you of a few safety tips.

Vehicle Safety:                                                                                                                          

  • Park your vehicle in a well-lit area.                                                                                        
  • Ensure all of your car doors are locked.                                                                                           
  • Hide shopping bags and other valuables in the trunk or out of site.                                      
  • Be aware of your surroundings.                                                                                            
  • Avoid displaying large amounts of cash.                                                                                           
  • Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination as the roadway may be icy.            
  • Do not drink and drive. Designate a sober driver.                                                                 
  • Never text and drive.                                                                                                             
  • Do not leave your vehicle running and unattended.                                                  

Safety at Home:                                                                                                                                

  • Keep candles out of reach of children.                                                                                              
  • Never burn candles near flammable items.                                                                          
  • Never leave burning candles unattended.                                                                             
  • Do not burn wrapping paper or wreaths in your fire place.                                                   
  • Have your chimney inspected and cleaned once a year.                                                     
  • Inspect stringed lighting for fraying. A small fray in the wiring could ignite a fire.                                        

Online Purchases/Deliveries:                                                                                                            

  • Only purchase from trusted websites.                                                                                               
  • Use a credit card or pre-paid card for online purchases.                                                      
  • If you are making a Craigslist purchase, find a safe location to make the transaction.       
  • If you are expecting a package, tell a trusted neighbor to keep an eye out for the delivery.

Happy Holidays from the South Lake Tahoe Police Department


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