FALL WINTER 2017
FALL WINTER 2017
THINK BEFORE YOU POST
If you are planning to be away this
holiday season, be sure to keep your
travel plans off social media networks.
Never post where you are going,
when you are leaving, or when you
will be back. This is prime information
for thieves who benefit from knowing
when your house will be unattended.
You can share vacation photos and
posts when you return.
NOTIFY A NEIGHBOR
Notify a trusted neighbor of your travel
plans Ask the neighbor to keep an
eye on your house and report any
suspicious activity. You’ll also want this
neighbor to keep your walks cleared
of snow and to pick up your mail and
newspapers while you are away.
LOCK YOUR CAR DOORS
Unlocked car doors are an easy
target for burglars looking to nab
items from inside vehicles. Simply
locking car doors and removing
valuables from inside the vehicle can
cut the number of auto burglaries.
Remember, many of us keep our
garage door openers in our cars as
well. With this, possible burglars
not only have access to the property
in vehicles, but can gain access to
homes as well. Be safe and lock
your car doors.
IT SHOULD APPEAR THAT
SOMEONE IS HOME
A simple timer can be added to lights
in your home to make it appear as if
someone is home and turning them
on/off as different times during the
evening. Curtains should be left the
way they normally are kept so that
nothing seems different to anyone
who may be watching. Also, it
is difficult for neighbors to notice
movement indoors and notify the
police if curtains are closed.
KEEP VALUABLES HIDDEN
Ask a neighbor to take in any packages
that are delivered in your absence.
Pretty wrapped gifts under the Christmas
tree looks nice, but is also an open
invitation for a burglar. Try to keep your
Christmas tree, with gifts underneath,
away from windows. When you aren’t
home, it’s easy to break through a
window and grab all of your gifts.
Put valuables away and out of sight.
REMOVE YOUR SPARE KEY
That plastic rock isn’t fooling anyone. If
a criminal figures out you’re away
on vacation, it’s likely that he or she
will check your porch for a spare
key. So reach under the mat, into the
mailbox, above the door frame or into
the flower pot and remove your spare
key before you leave on your vacation.
“We want everyone to have a happy, health and safe
holiday season. The Village of Orland Park has one
of the best police forces in the country, making sure
residents and visitors are safe every single day. No
one can deter those who want to take advantage of the
abundance of “easy targets” such as unlocked car doors,
presents in a car or packages sitting at a front door.
Taking a few, simple precautions can help deter the
possible thefts and break-ins this holiday season.”
Trustee Daniel Calandriello
GET BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS TREES AND
WREATHS BEGINNING NOVEMBER 24 AND
ENDING WHEN ALL ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT!
MONDAY - FRIDAY
4:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.
9:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M.
11 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
14700 S. RAVINIA, ON THE SOUTH LAWN OF VILLAGE HALL
THE LIONS CLUB CHRISTMAS TREE AND WREATH SALE
HAS CHANGED LOCATIONS THIS YEAR!
Newly located this Christmas season to the grounds just outside
village hall, the Lions Club will offer their always wonderful
variety of festive Christmas trees and wreathes available for
purchase. All proceeds from the sale directly benefit the
Lions Club and support their efforts in serving the community.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26
2:00 P.M. TO 5:00 P.M.
TREE LIGHTING AT 4:45 P.M.
ORLAND PARK CIVIC CENTER,
14750 RAVINIA AVENUE
FESTIVAL & TREE