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St. Landry Crime Stoppers: Holiday tips

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Dec 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 20:10:33-05

St. Landry Crime Stoppers, law enforcement agencies, and fire departments urge residents to follow the following tips to help keep you safe during a fire or home invasion.

  • In case there is a fire inside your home, do not place your tree or a holiday display blocking your family's escape.

  • Use a strong tree stand; secure it so small children and pets cannot pull it down on top of them.

  • Place your Christmas tree in water to keep it green and check for any damaged or frayed wires that could short out and cause a fire.

  • Do not use extension cords when plugging in space heaters and avoid covering the cord underneath a rug.

  • Be careful of what can be seen through your windows, holiday gifts should not be visible to anyone passing in front of your home.

  • Break apart large Christmas gift boxes such as flat-screen TVs and electronics before you bring them to the road. A criminal can easily pass by your street and see any new items inside your home.

  • When leaving your home during the holidays or on vacation, have a trusted neighbor or family member watch your home and always wait until you return home to post your memories on social media.

  • Remember to use our QR code or download the P3 app and tap the app on your mobile device to submit an anonymous tip.

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