PUBLIC SAFETY BRIEFS – December 21, 2017

Compliance Checks / Saturation Patrol

On December 14, 2017, the Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force conducted probation/parole compliance checks and saturation patrol throughout the cities of Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa and surrounding unincorporated communities. A total of twenty-one searches were conducted and five adults were arrested and cited for misdemeanor charges, then released with a notice to appear in court. The following subjects were arrested and booked at the Larry D. Smith Correctional Facility for the listed charges.
In addition, the operation revealed additional evidence into other investigations in which several future arrests are anticipated. If you have any information related to this operation, you can contact Deputy Probation Officer Ellingwood from the San Gorgonio Regional Gang Task Force at 951-849-1181. You may also provide information anonymously through the Riverside County Gang Task Force website at http://www.riversidecountygtf.org .
The Riverside County Gang Task Force is a collaborative effort of 25 law enforcement agencies with the goal of combating criminal street gangs. This event was staffed with members of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Riverside County Probation Department, Banning Police Department, Riverside Police Department, Temecula Police Department, Moreno Valley Police Department, Palm Desert Police Department, Coachella Police Department, San Jacinto Police Department, La Quinta Police Department, Corona Police Department, Murrieta Police Department, Hemet Police Department, Palm Springs Police Department, Cathedral City Police Department, Indio Police Department, Desert Hot Springs Police Department, State Parole, Department of Justice/BNE, Beaumont Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, California Highway Patrol, and US Customs and Border Protection.
Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

Riverside County Sheriff


Safety Tips

This time of year, I receive a lot of questions about safety tips and hear a lot of stories that make me cringe.
Rather than re-inventing the wheel, I wanted to share some tips from the National Crime Prevention Council. I’ve attached one about how to reduce the likelihood that you will be the victim of a robbery as its tips are useful for many instances.
If you’d like to take a look for tips about a particular problem you are interested in, I’d encourage you to look at this page: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/home-and-neighborhood-safety/home-and-neighborhood-safety/atct_topic_view?b_start:int=0&-C=
They have some 30-40 printable sheets with tips ranging from home protection to neighborhood watch to automobile security. Although many of the tips may seem like ‘common sense’ I am confident that there is something there for everyone.
A personal tip I’d like to share is a reminder to change the privacy settings on your Nextdoor account if you haven’t already done so. By default, it will list your address when you post, which is probably ‘ok’ in most circumstances however; I’d recommend that you consider changing it to only list your street name.
You can do this by going to your profile and then to your settings. From there, click on ‘privacy’ and at the top it lists “show my address as:” Select the street name rather than the full address. This will prevent people from being able to see your exact address if they click on your profile.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

Lieutenant Eric
Dickson, Hemet Police Department

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