PAWTUCKET ARTS FESTIVAL IS TAKING PLACE SEPTEMBER 1- SEPTEMBER 10TH
Pawtucket, RI – The Pawtucket Police Department is asking residents to be aware of increased larceny from autos throughout the holiday season as well as possible thefts of packages left on front steps and porches.“As the holiday season is upon us, people should be focused on enjoying time with their loved ones,” said Acting Public Safety Director and Police Chief Tina Goncalves. “However, this is unfortunately also the time when perpetrators try to go around seeing what they can take from vehicles. The Police Department recognizes this increase and is focused on deterring this.”The Pawtucket Police Department recommends that residents lock their doors and don’t keep any of their belongings of value in their vehicles. As has happened in past years, the Pawtucket Police Department has seen an increase of 35% in reported vehicle larceny from October to November. Furthermore, it is important that residents and businesses are alert when expecting packages through the mail.“The holidays are a time of joy and we want to be on high alert so that no one has to have their festivities ruined. Please know that our hardworking Public Safety personnel are out there and, on the lookout, to deter any criminal activity,” continued Acting Public Safety Director and Police Chief Tina Goncalves.The Pawtucket Police Department encourages those who may see anything worthy of concern to please report that to the Pawtucket Police Department Community Policing Unit at (401) 729-5847 or 911 in the case of an immediate emergency.
- Mayor Donald R. Grebien