Tampa Bay Informer - Hillsborough Community

_1200200 R.jpgWith the winter holiday season quickly approaching I am once again compelled to encourage everyone to prevent crime by eliminating opportunity.  There are many steps that you can take to protect yourself and your valuables from a holiday thief.

One of the most effective ways to protect yourself is to remain aware of your surroundings.  This means taking the extra time to park in well lit areas, and to look for suspicious people loitering nearby before getting out of your car.  If you see something or someone that makes you feel uncomfortable, move to another parking area and/or report your suspicions to security guards, or a law enforcement officer.  We would much rather investigate a suspicious person report than a violent crime.  Other suggestions include limiting the amount of cash and credit cards you carry while shopping, and when possible, avoid shopping alone.

The most effective way to protect your valuables is to properly secure them.  One of the most common points of entry for car burglars is through an unlocked door or an open window.  You would be surprised how many vehicle burglaries we investigate because owners simply did not lock their cars.  By locking your car doors, and closing windows completely, this is arguably one of the most preventable crimes.  For this reason, locking your car doors and windows is especially important during the holiday season when many people travel from one location to another while shopping.

It is also recommended that you place gifts, packages, and other valuables in the trunk of your car or at least move them out of plain view.  Purses, wallets, gift cards, portable electronics, and cash are all an open invitation for a criminal to break into your car.

By taking a few minutes to protect yourself and your belongings you may prevent a crime.  By doing so you are once again helping us in “Leading The Way For A Safer Pinellas.”

If you would like other suggestions regarding holiday safety please contact the Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit at (727) 582-5611.

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Published in Clearwater

Daytona


Greg Gorman competing with other racers in Daytona - Photo by Chrissy Bruce

The team raced a 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R in four CCS races and in ASRA Superstock at the CCS/ASRA Race of Champions at Daytona with rider Greg Gorman.

The Way to Happiness Racing Team made its debut at the CCS/ASRA Race of Champions at Daytona with rider Greg Gorman.  The team raced a 2008 Kawasaki ZX-10R in four CCS races and in ASRA Superstock.

Published in Racing
Tuesday, 13 November 2007 21:09

Robinson Signs with Storm

AFL All Time Kickoff Return Touchdown Leader Signs with Tampa Bay

TAMPA - The five-time world champion Tampa Bay Storm has signed wide receiver/defensive back and kick return specialist Sedrick Robinson, Head Coach and General Manger Tim Marcum announced today.

"Our special teams just got a lot better," said Marcum. "We were looking for a good return guy and I think that we just signed one the best in the League. He is a dynamic, fast and exciting returner.  He will play a big role on our special teams and add depth to our wide receiving corps."

Robinson, 5-foot-10, 185 pounds, is a seven-year veteran in the Arena Football League and the AFL's all-time leader in kickoff returns for a touchdown with 28.  
Published in Football
Clearwater, FL – November 19, 2007

Carlos Colombian international soccer legend, MLS Allstar and local Tampa Bay resident, Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama, will captain the winning Galactic Masters soccer team against an ALL-World Eleven of international soccer stars during the Galactics International Soccer Festival 2007 on Saturday December 1, 2007 at the excellent facilities of Clearwater High School. Delphi AcademyTM of Florida is sponsoring this premier community event to bring international soccer to local residents bridging social divides through the promotion of sport as a route to personal achievement and team success.
Published in Soccer
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