Holiday PSA from the THPD

A Holiday Reminder From the Terrell Hills Police Department.

As the Christmas Holiday rapidly approaches, we encourage the residents to consider the following crime deterrent tips:

Do not leave valuables in plain view inside your vehicle. Ideally it would be helpful to take valuables out of your vehicle and lock the vehicle however, if this is not possible or you elect not to, at the very least hide items from direct observation and secure the vehicle as best you can.

It you have door cameras or other popular surveillance cameras ensure that they are functioning and monitor them when you get alerts. You may see suspicious activity through them and be able to quickly notify the police.

If you have deliveries coming to your residence you may seek the help of trusted neighbors to take packages and hold them for you if you are away.

Many vendor websites allow you to specify delivery instructions when placing an order. It you have this option consider leaving specific instructions to place the packages in a location not visible from the street.

As always, notify the police immediately if you observe anything suspicious.

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Public Service Announcement

Terrell Hills Police Department - PSA

On Monday 12/07/2020, at 10:15 PM, officers were dispatched to the 300 blk. of Terrell Rd. for a robbery of an individual. The victim was walking in the 300 blk. of Terrell Rd. when he was approached by two subjects who tried to start a conversation. The victim crossed the street to maintain social distance when the subjects followed him and forcibly demanded his property.  The victim was physically assaulted during the process and his property taken. The subjects fled on foot.

 The Terrell Hills Police Department is actively investigating leads at this time.

While this appears to be an isolated incident, residents are reminded to stay vigilant and alert while walking, especially after dark.

  • Jog or walk with a friend or friends. There tends to be safety in numbers.
  • Leave word. Tell somebody or leave a note at home about where you plan to go and how long you plan to be out. That way your loved ones will know to come look for you if needed.
  • Avoid secluded areas, especially at night. If you’re out and about after dark, stick to well-lit and populated areas. Carry a flashlight or other illumination.
  • Always carry proper ID and your cell phone. You never know when you may need to call for help in the event of an emergency for you or another. Your ID will provide first responders with your name and address and other identifiers in case you are incapacitated. 
  • Stay alert if using headphones, cell phones, etc. They can be distracting, and you may not identify problems or dangers that are coming your way. Visually assess your surroundings frequently.
·         Report suspicious activity immediately. If you’re ever approached by someone who makes you feel unsafe or otherwise find yourself in a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable do not hesitate to call 911 immediately.
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