Crime Fest

Appears in the December 2021 issue.

The house is decorated, packages are delivered daily, and the calendar is full of celebrations. 

And for the would-be thief, it’s the most magical time of the year.

But a few suggestions from Commander Michaus Williams of the Naperville Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit can help safeguard you and your belongings:

  • Keep your purse closed and held securely so thieves can’t easily pluck your wallet. Carry and display little cash.
  • Online, schedule deliveries for when you’re home and set up delivery notifications so packages aren’t left unattended.
  • Keep valuables out of sight by closing first-floor blinds or curtains. In the car, cover purchases, park in well-lit areas, and lock the doors—even in your garage or driveway.

Illustration by Kevin Sterjo