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Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - August 10, 2012

Avoid becoming a victim through prevention

Prevention, prevention, prevention. That was the admonition Pleasanton Police Chief David Spiller gave to a group of East Bay Realtors and their associates last week in talking about crime in Pleasanton and what they, their clients and the general public need to remember. Although major crimes, such as homicide, rape, aggravated assault and robbery continue at low levels compared to neighboring cities, everyone here can do much better to protect themselves, their homes and their cars from break-ins and thefts. Simple steps, such as keeping garage doors closed, cars locked, valuables out of sight and even small bathroom windows closed and locked when the homeowners are away, can keep "the bad guys" away.

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