- Some safe shopping tips from the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department
Avoid driving alone or at night. If you must shop at night, park
in a well-lit area.
Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of
your car. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device.
Park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of
where you parked.
Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. This
creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in
the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight.
If you must use an ATM, choose one that is located inside a
mall, grocery store or a well-lighted area. Withdraw only the
amount of cash you need, and keep your money in your front
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— Source: San Joaquin County Office of the Sheriff
Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 12:00 am
Black Friday was just the beginning of the holiday season
shopping spree, and already there have been reports stateand
nationwide about shoppers facing safety issues as they scramble to
get the low-priced Xbox 360 or the marked-down flat-screen
And while safe shopping was not a problem in Lodi, police are
not taking any chances when it comes to ensuring the safety of
residents while they are out picking up presents for family and
Thursday, December 1, 2011 12:00 am.