Prevent Theft of Lawn and Porch Decorations

Recently, there have been items stolen from our neighbors’ front porches and lawns including: benches, statues and other lawn ornaments. Thieves then resell these items quickly, and a few items have ended in area shops. JPSO advises that items must be identifiable to facilitate their return. Take this opportunity to photograph, and mark these items in a discreet place with a Sharpie or other identifying mark. Please report any theft of property even if it is minor by calling 911 as this is how JPSO receives non-emergency calls. This will assist Officers to identify patterns of crime, and target patrols. This effort will help us discourage theft, and reduce crime in our neighborhood.