Suspicious Activity & Vandalism
Posted By etovar on November 16, 2021
Often times, residents fail to report petty crimes to Buena Park PD, thinking that some acts of vandalism are “too small” to report to the police. This is certainly not the case, according to local law enforcement. The local police department is tasked with protecting law-abiding citizens from criminal activity. Crime prevention is important; equally important is that criminals face consequences for their actions. This can only be accomplished through resident reports to the proper authorities. Police can only respond to crimes that are reported, and they utilize reports from residents to potentially increase patrol in high-crime areas. At minimum, timely reporting can allow the police to increase presence in the area to protect your neighbors and prevent your location from being hit again.
Unfortunately, even with taking precaution, there is no guarantee that burglary or other crime will not occur. It is always important to be aware of your surroundings and to report suspicious activity. Suspicious activity can be anything that seems unusual, such as: people lurking around homes, hiding from passing traffic, or trying to open/unlock doors or windows. Call 911 immediately if you are witness to any of the aforementioned activity. “See something, say something!”
While this communication is sent to residents as a courtesy on behalf of the Board of Directors, please be reminded that owners are ultimately responsible for their own personal safety and belongings. While increased vigilance on behalf of patrol may potentially deter crime, the police department is the appropriate point of contact should you encounter a crime in progress.