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Crime Prevention Spring Tips

Just some friendly reminders since we just hopped into Spring. The weather is beautiful outside and there will be some spring cleaning going on inside homes as well as yard work outside in preparation for the upcoming warmer months.

  • Ensure doors and windows are locked at your home. This includes even if you are only leaving for a short period of time.

  • Ensure all of your gardening tools are secured in your garage or storage shed with adequate locking mechanisms. Don’t leave your garage open when you are working outside in the backyard out of sight of your garage. Criminals look for opportunities such as open garages.

  • Do not leave your garage door open to vent the heat out, even if it is just a few inches. Criminals can and will slide underneath. They may even use a child to slide underneath and open the door for them.

  • Always secure bicycles out of sight and in a secure location.

  • Ensure that you have a secure door between you and possible solicitors. Always keep your screen door locked and if you do answer the door, then you have a secondary barrier between. Criminals take opportunities with unsecured screen doors and make their way inside.

  • Be cautious of anyone who offers to repair your home at a very low price or request cash up front prior to completion of their work.

  • Report any and all suspicious activity to HCSO via (813)247-8200. If we do not know what is going on in your neighborhood, then we cannot address it. Please report!

  • Be aware of your surroundings! Always look to see who is around possibly watching that should not be in the neighborhood such as cars that do not belong or people that do not belong.

  • If you go on vacation or you have suspicious activity occurring, call us and request a periodic or vacation watch on your home at (813)247-8200.

  • Have a trusted neighbor pick up any newspapers and/or mail so they do not build up while you are gone. Have them put the trash bins out on trash day so as to give the appearance of an occupied home.

  • If you have to leave your vehicle outside, ensure you have all of your doors and windows locked. Do not even leave your windows cracked open even a few inches. Your windows can be pushed down and items taken.

  • Do not leave anything in your vehicle. Take everything out. This includes jackets, bags, phone chargers, laptops, anything that looks enticing that someone might take to sell for a drug habit. Clean your car out!

Alert sent on 03/22/2017 at 2:57PM EDT


Master Deputy Kevin Stabins


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Alert delivered to the following groups: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Business Alerts, Community Outreach Division , Homeland Security Division, Community Services, School Services, School Resource - East, School Resource - Central, School Resource - West, Access Control Center, Crossing Guard Unit, Special Incident Management Section, Reserve II Deputies, Reserve I Deputies, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD), Canine Unit, Aviation Unit, Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT), Mounted Enforcement Team, Community Outreach Division COMMAND STAFF, Uniform Patrol District III, Street Crimes Unit Shift B, Street Crimes Unit Shift A, Intelligence Led Policing Unit, Squad 301 (Day A), Squad 305 (Day A), Squad 302 (Day B), Squad 306 (Day B), Desk Deputy & DUI (A & B), Investigations & Community Services, Squad 303 (Night A), Squad 307 (Night A), Uniform Patrol District III Command Staff, Squad 304 (Night B), Squad 308 (Night B), Traffic Squad , Uniform Patrol District III Supervisors, Neighborhood Watch - Uniform Patrol District I, Lake Hobbs Road - NW, Northdale-Cloverlawn - NW, Lake Magdalene Drive Estates -NW, Oak Ledge - NW, Vanderwood -NW, Kensington Estates - NW, Staley Drive - NW, Amber Leaf Court - NW, Staley Drive - NW, Amber Leaf Court - NW, East Lake Park - NW, Village of Tampa - NW, Lake Magdalene Manors - NW, Lakeshore Villa - NW, Hopepark - NW, Magdalene Grove - NW, Lamplighter Mobile Home Park - NW, Carrollton at Lake Heather - NW, Lake Magdalene Drive Estates West - NW, Northdale / Landscape Drive - NW, Covington Estates - NW, Arbor Drive - NW, Wellington Manor - NW, Fairview Oaks - NW, Tarawood - NW, River Oaks Condominums - NW, North Oaks Condominiums - NW, Valley Ranch - NW, Lakes of Wellington - NW, Kings Forest Neighborhood Association - NW, Hounds Run - NW, 15th Street N. - NW, Hayes Road - NW, Orangewood - NW, Steamboad Lane - NW (INACTIVE GROUP), Lake Magdalene Woods - NW, Lake Forest - NW, Townhomes at Wexford - NW, Lake George - NW, Lakeshore Estates - NW, Magdalene Court Condos - NW, North Forest Hills - NW, Christi Court - NW, Devonshire Woods - NW, Deer Park - NW, Barrington - NW (INACTIVE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH GROUP), Longboat Landing - NW, Crenshaw Lake Area - NW, Camphor Cove - NW, Tiffiany Lake Manors - NW, Lake Teakwoods Estates - NW, The Oaks At Stone Fountain Apartments - NW, Lake Brant Estates - NW, Glen Oaks Mobile Home Park - NW, Willow Brooke Apartments - NW, Spring Green - NW, Burns Lake Estates - NW, Lake Magdalene Forest - NW, Northdale / Northdale Club Estates - NW, Brentwood - NW, Lansdowne Terrace - NW, Lucy Dell - NW, Pine Ridge Estates - NW, Spanish Trace Apartments - NW, Orange Blossom Creek - NW, Whispering Oaks Condominiums - NW, Seminole Park Apartments - NW, Oran Street - NW, Lake Magdalene Vista Civic Association - NW, Clusters At Carrollwood Springs - NW, Health Center of Tampa / Resident Council - NW, Sanctuary - NW, North Lakes - NW, Fish Bowl - NW, Lake Keene Subdivision - NW, Country Oaks Apartments - NW, Toulon - NW, Sinclair Hills Road S - NW, Lake Morley Terrace Homeowners Association - NW, New Horizons Apartments - NW, Northside Properties Supervised Apartments - NW, The Park At Stonebrook Apartments - NW, University Club Apartments - NW, Bay Pointe Colony Apartments - NW, Avial - NW, Sunscape apartments - NW, Woodlands - NW, Swan Lake Apartments - NW, Taylor Road - NW, Sunrise Mobile Home Park - NW, 121St Ave East - NW, North Pointe - NW, Oak Bridge Run - NW, Wexford Apartments - NW, Avesta Del Rio - NW, Vieux Carre Condominiums - NE, Hampton Lakes - NW, Ladera - NW, 30th Street / Lutz - NW, Sugarcreek - NW, Neighborhood Watch - Uniform Patrol District II, Fruit Bowl - NW, Townhomes of Kensington - NW, Regency Key - NW, Cypress Reserve - NW, Uniform Patrol District I, D1PRO - Property, D1DIU - Intelligence, D1SCA - Street Crimes A Shift, D1SCB - Street Crimes B Shift, D1PLAD - Patrol A Days, D1PLAN - Patrol A Nights, D1PLBD - Patrol B Days, D1PLBN - Patrol B Nights, D1OVU - Offender Verification, Bicycle Patrol, Bicycle Patrol, Civilian Personnel, Civilian Personnel, D1TRA - TRAFFIC, D1SPR - SUPERVISOR, Uniform Patrol District II, D2PRO - Property, D2DIU - Intelligence, D2SCA - Street Crimes A, D2SCB - Street Crimes B, D2PLAD - Patrol A Days, D2PLAN - Patrol A Nights, D2PLBD - Patrol B Days, D2PLBN - Patrol B Nights, D2OVU - Offender Verification , Bicycle Patrol, Civilian Personnel, D2TRA - Traffic, D2SPR - Supervisor, Uniform Patrol District IV, D4PRO - Property, D4DIU - Intelligence, D4SCA - Street Crimes A, D4SCB - Street Crimes B, D4PLAD - Patrol A Days, D4PLAN - Patrol A Nights, D4PLBD - Patrol B Days, D4PLBN - Patrol B Nights, D4OVU - Offender Verification, Bicycle Patrol, Civilian Personnel, D4TRA - Traffic, D4SPR - Supervisor, Estates at Parsons Point - NW, Ashbury Square Drive - NW, Diamond Hills Patio - NW, Legends Pass - NW, Valencia - NW, Jaudon Ranch - NW, Keysville - NW, Lenna Avenue S - NW, Dover Proper - NW, Emerald Acres Avenue - NW, Strawberry Ridge - NW, Wheelers Landing - NW, Hipline Way SE - NW, Hillside Subdivision - BW, Thomas Jacobs Place - NW, San Jose Mission - NW, Oaks of Valrico, Kingsway Oaks II - NW, Brandon Hills, Sam Allen Oaks - NW, Hamilton Place Subdivision - NW, Castle Key Lane - NW, Tanner Road - NW, Ward Road - NW, Featherock Mobile Home Park - NW, Plantation Estates I - NW, Bent Tree South - NW, Twin Pine - NW, Country Meadows - NW, Meadow Woods Reserve - NW, Paradise Village - NW, Old Hillsborough Estates - NW, Lakeview Village Townhomes - NW, Lakemont Village - NW, Lakes of Valrico - NW, Cork Knights - NW, Oakhill Village - NW, Sara Ann Estates - NW, Moores Lake Road - NW, Blackjack Road - NW, Ashton Woods - NW, Brandon East - NW, Ray Road - NW, Holdall Heights - NW, Kingsmill Townhomes - NW, Fears Mobile Home Park - NW, Valrico Point - NW, Courtney Palms Condominiums - NW, Innergary Poiont - NW, Jontilly Place - NW, Southern Oaks - NW, Green Ridge - NW, Mulrenan Groves - NW, Winston Manor - NW, Wedgewood - NW, Hermitage Apartments - NW, Parched Estates - NW, Crosswind Cove Court - NW, Tuscany Ridge - NW, Parkwood Manor - NW, Valrico Grove - NW, Ridgecrest - NW, Little Alafia Creek Estates - NW, Golden Lakes Community - NW, Sunshine Mobile Home park - NW, Rivergate Avesta Apartments - NW, Oaks of Thonotosassa - NW, Thonotosassa - NW, Bloomfield Hills - NW, Bay Hills Village - NW, Williams Road - NW, Vandenberg Area - NW, River Run Mobile Home Park - NW, Countrywood - NW, River Bay Mobile Home Park - NW, Lumsden Pointe - NW, Brando Wood - NW, Neighborhood Watch - Uniform Patrol District III, The Eagles Brynwyck Village - NW, Berkford Place - NW, Neighborhood Watch - Uniform Patrol District IV, Westchase - NW, Lake Maurine Subdivision - NW, Westchase Harbor Links - NW, Fawn Lake - NW, Waterchase - NW, Woodmont HOA, Inc. - NW, Keystone Manor - NW, Northton Groves - NW, Orange Blossom Creek (West) - NW, Lake Ridge - NW, Savannah Trace Condos - NW, Lago Vista - NW, Half Moon Lake - NW, Village Wood - NW, Towne Park - NW, Bayport West - NW, Greens of Countryway - NW, Sussex Area - Captains Reef - NW, Pine Hollow - NW, Plantation - Glen Ellen - NW, Fawn Ridge - NW, Westchase - Vineyards - NW, Fountainview MHP - NW, Westchase - Abbotsford Drive - NW, Carrollwood Estates - NW, The Eagles Turnbury Village - NW, Three Lakes MHP - NW, River Oaks Estates - NW, Cumberland Manors II - NW, Westchase - Chelmsford - NW, Donna Lu Drive - NW, Westchase - Woodbay Drive - NW, Westchase - Glenfield Village - NW, Westchase - Stamford - NW, Countryway - Fountain Lake - NW, Villages of Bayport - NW, Montreux - NW, Twin Lakes - NW, Twin Branch Acres - NW, Twelve Oaks - NW, Tree Tops Lake Road - NW, Westwood Lakes - Sawgrass Village - NW, Sheldon West - NW, Lacera (East Lake Carroll Area) - NW, Estates of White Trout Lake - NW, Leighton Place - NW, Edgewater - NW, Van Dyke Farms - NW, Countrywood HOA - NW, White Trout Lane - NW, Plantation - Westridge Village - NW, Manors at White Trout Lake - NW, Lake Carroll Cove - NW, Lake Ellen Woods - NW, Grande Oasis - NW, Arbor Lakes - NW, Carrollwood Village - NW, Stone Hedge - NW, Westchase - Radcliffe Drive - NW, Culbreath Oaks - NW, NW Association (formerly The Grand at Olde Carrollwood) - NW, Lakewood Gardens - NW, Pelican Isle - NW, Westchase - Brentford - NW, Westchase - Easthampton Drive - NW, Country Chase - NW, Dana Shores - NW, Morgan Woods - NW, Westwood Lakes - Deer Run - NW, Newport Apartments - NW, Beacon Isles Apartments - NW, Tyler Road - NW, Galleria - NW, Westchase - Shires - NW, North Bay Village - NW, Mandolin - Reserve Estates - NW, Simms/Wayne Road - NW, Fairway Village - NW, Camden Bay Pointe Apartments - NW, Camden Bay Apartments - NW, Camden Woods Apartments - NW, Traditions of Woodmont - NW, Crippenwood 3 - NW, Wyndam Lakes - NW, Cypress Bend - NW, Original Carrollwood/Carrollwood Civic Assoc - NW, Heritage Harbor - Brightwater - NW, Lake Fern Villas - NW, Calusa Trace-Kingbird Drive - NW, Carrollwood Village-The Cloister - NW, Carrollwood Village-Clubside Drive - NW, Carrollwood Village-Top of the Village - NW, Calusa Trace HOA - NW, Cheval POA (Cheval-East) - NW, Villa Rosa-Camelot - NW, Villa Rosa-Esmeralda - NW, Villa Rosa-Faberge - NW, Villa Rosa-Heritage - NW, Villa Rosa-Landora - NW, Villa Rosa-Symphony - NW, Villa Rosa-Pasadena - NW, Villa Rosa-South Hampton - NW, Villa Rosa-Traditions - NW, Townhomes at Turtlecreek - NW, Stonebrier HOA - NW, Lake Brandon Townhomes - NW, Sterling Ranch - Wrangler Drive - NW, Villa Serena - NW, Delray - NW, Sterling Ranch - NW, Magnolia Park West - NW, Camden Woods - NW, Pavilion POA - NW, Valhalla - NW, Canterbury Lakes - NW, High Point Estates - NW, Sheffield Woods - NW, Crestwood - NW, Lakeview Drive - NW, South Ridge - NW, Oak Park - NW, Random Oaks - NW, Oak Landing - NW, Oakmont - NW, Colonial Heights - NW, Oakridge Manor - NW, Riverwood Oaks - NW, Eagle Palms - NW, Brandon Circle - NW, Oak Creek - NW, Amberly - NW, Lake St. Charles - Remington - NW, Lake St. Charles - Courtland - NW, Lake St. Charles - Stratford - NW, Harvest Glen - NW, Belmont - NW, Four Winds - NW, Lake St. Charles (Villas) - NW, Bloomingdale Cove - NW, Valerie Lane - NW, Boyette Farms - NW, Parkland Estates East - NW, Dogwood Hills - NW, River Lawn MHP - NW, Avelar Creek - NW, South Bay Lakes - NW, Brussels Boy - NW, Kenda Drive - NW, Riverview Drive - NW, Eagle Watch - NW, Gibsonton (Nundy) - NW, Gibsonton (Cliff Avenue) - NW, Logan Captiva - NW, East Bay Lakes - NW, Kings Lake - NW, Lawford - NW, Panther Trace - Newberry - NW, Dixon Drive - NW, Rivercrest - Hibiscus Island II - NW, South Fork - NW, Hacienda Heights II - NW, South Fork (Rivercrest Townhomes) - NW, Paddock Oaks - NW, Boyette Oaks - NW, Autumn Creek - NW, Panther Trace-Silton Peace - NW, Panther Trace-The Villas - NW, South Cove - NW, Fishhawk Ranch-Bridgewalk - NW, Fishhawk Ranch-Sandhill Villas - NW, Fishhawk Ranch-Parkside Village - NW, Fishhawk Ranch-Vireoridge - NW, Fishhawk Ranch-Martin Meadow - NW, Fishhawk Ranch-Ibis Park - NW, Florida Acecapaders - NW, Fishhawk Ranch-Gannet Place - NW, Bay Park - NW, Cypress Creek - NW, Habor Isles - NW, Mira Lago West - NW, Mira Bay - NW, South Shore Falls - NW, Covington Park - NW , La Paloma Village - NW, Pelican Point - NW, Clair Shore - NW, Bunker View - NW, Beach Club Estates - NW, Campus Shores - NW, Gull Haven - NW, Chula Vista MHP - NW, River Bend - NW, Sun City POA - NW, Riveride Club - NW, Wimauma #2 - NW, Royal Doulton Estates - NW, Bayou Pass - NW, Sundance Trails - NW, Kings Pointe (Grantham Green) - NW, College Chase - NW, Lake Toscana - NW, Riverview Crest/Rivercrest Drive - NW, Bahia Lakes HOA - NW, Country Gate - NW, Buckhorn Groves - NW, Durant Woods - NW, RiverHills/Eagles Landing - NW, Original Buckhorn Estates - NW, RiverHills/Oakrun - NW, RiverHills/Forrest Glen - NW, RiverHills/Cedar Cay Village - NW, RiverHills/Broken Sound Lane - NW, RiverHills/Maplewood - NW, RiverHills/Shadowood Dr - NW, RiverHills/StoneBridge - NW, RiverHills/Laurel Pointe - NW, RiverHills/Autumn Glen - NW, Boyette Springs - NW, Sundance - NW, Channing Park - NW, Panther Trace-Weston - NW, Heather Lakes-Providence - NW, Winthrop - NW, Kings Point-Haddington - NW, Lithia Ridge - NW, The Enclave at Tranquility Lake - NW, Magnolia Park East - NW, Apollo Beach ("F" Streets) - NW, Avelar Creek-South - NW, Vista Cay - NW, Southfork III/E - NW, Day Shift Platoon A, Day Shift Platoon B, Night Shift Platoon B, Night Shift Platoon A, DUI Squad, COUNTRY CHASE - NW, Spanish Main NW, and Brentwood Hills NW



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