Archive for the ‘Public Safety’ Category

Lanay Goodwyn-November 2019

November 26th, 2019

 

Congratulations to Tucker Creek Middle’s Lanay Goodwyn , recipient of the Do the Right Thing Award from the Havelock Police Department. During an after school event, Lanay purchased items from concessions using a larger bill and was provided change back. However, Lanay realized she was given an additional $2.00 cash and returned it.

Thank you, Lanay, for Doing the Right Thing!

Ayden Cuella-November 2019

November 26th, 2019

 

Congratulations to Havelock Middle’s Ayden Cuella , recipient of the Do the Right Thing Award from the Havelock Police Department. After school, Ayden had found a cell phone, in front of the school, that belonged to another individual. Without hesitation, Ayden turned the cell phone into school resource officer so it could be returned to the owner.

 

Thank you, Ayden, for Doing the Right Thing!

Holiday Safety Tips

November 19th, 2019

 

Fire Safety

During Christmas, a lot of lights are used to decorate our trees, houses, etc. and most of the time there are not enough electrical outlets to plug the lights into or the outlets are too far away. This is when we use extension cords. These cords are only to be used as temporary wiring while the electrical appliance is being used and should be unplugged when finished.

In the case of Christmas lights, we should only use cords that are in good condition and not run them under rugs or cover the cords. Never plug two cords together! Instead, get a single cord that is the correct length. Also, do not plug too many lights in together (see picture on right), look on the box the lights came in to see how many strands can be safely plugged in together, and always unplug lights before leaving home.

Live Christmas Tree?

  • Keep plenty of water in the stand, never let the stand get empty.
  • Check the lights before you put them on the tree. Make sure that they are in good shape with no frayed wire or missing insulation and the plug has fuse protection.
  • If you have to use an extension cord make sure it is the correct size.
  • Do not use the small 6ft “Household” cords. Use a heavier extension cord or a power strip with a circuit breaker.
  • Keep all open flames away from trees. Live trees are extremely flammable.
  • If you burn candles, put them in a holder that will support the candle at the base to keep it from falling over. Always extinguish candles when they can’t be attended.

 

Fried Turkey?

If your holiday plans call for frying a turkey, here are some tips to make the occasion a safe and enjoyable one:

  • Fryers should always be used outdoors, on a solid level surface a safe distance from buildings and flammable materials.
  • Never use a fryer on a wooden deck, under a patio cover, in a garage or enclosed space.
  • Do not overfill the fryer.
  • Never leave the fryer unattended because, without thermostat controls, the oil will continue to heat until it catches fire.
  • Never let children or pets near the fryer when in use or after use as the oil can remain hot for hours.
  • Use well-insulated potholders or oven mitts and wear long sleeves and safety goggles to protect from splatter.
  • Make sure the turkey is completely thawed before it is placed in a fryer.
  • Keep all-purpose fire extinguishers nearby.
  • If a turkey fryer fire occurs, call 911 immediately!

For more information on Holiday fire safety, contact Havelock Fire & Rescue at 252-444-6443.


 

Police Safety

The holiday season is here and all across the country law enforcement agencies always see an increase in the number of reported break-ins and theft cases. The Havelock Police Department would like to remind everyone of some basic safety tips for the holiday season. These basic safety tips can also be applied year round.

Havelock Police Holiday Safety Letter

Car Theft Using 3 Soda Cans

Crime can occur because of opportunity. Please help us reduce the amount of opportunity criminals have to commit crimes:

• Lock and secure all windows and doors in your home/business and vehicle (s). Do not leave valuables in your car, take them inside or lock them out of view (firearms, electronics, gifts, purse/wallet, phones, laptops etc ).

• Ladies, when shopping in a store and pushing a shopping cart, do not walk away from the cart and leave your purse/wallet unattended. Be mindful of your personal belongings and zip the purse closed at all times

• Upon purchasing electronics or firearms, please record make/model/serial number, or, take pictures of the serial number and secure those numbers or photographs in a safe place. Should you become the victim of a crime these numbers or photographs can assist law enforcement in identifying your property.

• If it sounds too good to be true, it likely is is…Be cautious of any correspondence ( text, email, letter, even a phone call ) that states you have won a lottery or any monetary/item prize that requires you to send money prior to receiving your prize. 100% of these are fraud. If you have any concerns about this type of correspondence, contact a family member for advice, research it on the internet, or contact your local law enforcement agency

• If you live within the city limits of Havelock and you plan on leaving town for vacation, please contact us about completing a residential check form. This form once filled out, informs us you are leaving and a police officer will stop by your residence at various times to check that all doors and windows are secure while you are gone.

• The Havelock Police Department has a Safe Exchange Zone in the parking lot. This area is under video surveillance 24 hours a day and can be used by the public as a safe place to meet up and exchange goods sold or purchased on the internet.

Please, contact Havelock PD at 447-3212 for more details.

If you have any information about any type of crime that has already occurred please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Craven County Crime Stoppers tip line at 252-633-5141.

Phoenix Murray-October 2019

October 1st, 2019

 

Congratulations to Gurganus Elementary’s Phoenix Morris , recipient of the Do the Right Thing Award from the Havelock Police Department. While at school, Phoenix found a wallet on her bus containing money, which belonged to another student. Phoenix turned the wallet into school staff so it could be returned to the owner.

Thank you, Phoenix, for Doing the Right Thing!

Zachary Murray-October 2019

October 1st, 2019

Congratulations to Havelock Elementary’s Zachary Murray , recipient of the Do the Right Thing Award from the Havelock Police Department. During activity time, Zachary observed another student playing alone and having a difficult time. Zachary took the time to help the student and interacted with the student for several minutes while other students ignored the student. ZachARY displayed great compassion and concern for his fellow classmates.

 

Thank you, Zachary, for Doing the Right Thing!

Summer Safety

July 2nd, 2019

Summer time is upon us, kids are out of school and our lives are busier than ever.  From time to time, we tend to forget and overlook things because we are so busy.  The Havelock Police Department would like to remind everyone of some general tips to help you stay safe and protect your property.

• Lock and secure all windows and doors in your home/business and vehicle (s).  Do not leave valuables in your car, take them inside (firearms, electronics, gifts, purse/wallet, phones, laptops etc.).

• Ladies, when shopping in a store and pushing a shopping cart, do not walk away from the cart and leave your purse/wallet unattended.  Be mindful of your personal belongings and zip the purse closed at all times

• When purchasing any electronics or firearms, please record make/model/serial number in a safe place or take pictures of the serial number and store them in a safe place. This is for peace of mind and any insurance related purposes (theft, fire, weather damage).

• If it sounds too good to be true, it is… Be cautious of any correspondence (text, email, letter, even a phone call) that states you have won a lottery or any monetary/item prize and that requires you to send in money prior to receiving your prize.  100% of these are fraud. If you have any concerns about this type of correspondence, contact a family member for advice, research it on the internet or contact your local law enforcement agency.

• If you live within the city limits of Havelock and you plan on leaving town for vacation, please contact us about filling out a residential check form.  This form informs the Police Department you are leaving and an officer will stop by your residence and check that all doors and windows are secure while you are gone.

Please, contact Havelock Police Department at 252-447-3212 for more details

If you have any information about any type of crime please contact your local law enforcement agency or the Craven County Crime Stoppers tip line at 252-633-5141.

2019 First Quarter

May 17th, 2019

 

The quarterly awards ceremony for Havelock Police’s Do The Right Thing program was held on Thursday night. Read the rest of this entry »

Gary Greene – April 2019

April 12th, 2019

 

Congratulations to Graham A Barden Elementary School’s Gary Greene, recipient of the Do the Right Thing Award from the Havelock Police Department. Gary’s grandmother was having a medical emergency. Due to his mother not being able to call for assistance, Gary picked up the phone and dialed 911. As a result of his swift action, his grandmother received the medical attention that she needed.

Thank you, Gary, for doing the right thing!

Lauren Hill – March 2019

March 8th, 2019

 

Congratulations to Havelock High School’s Lauren Hill, recipient of the Do the Right Thing Award from the Havelock Police Department. Lauren is always willing to help her fellow students and displays a positive attitude. One day during class change, a physical altercation between two students broke out in the hallway. While a large group of students stood and watched, Lauren was the only student to step forward and separate the parties involved.

Thank you, Lauren, for doing the right thing!

Shayla Guyer – February 2019

February 7th, 2019

 

Congratulations to Graham A. Barden Elementary’s Shayla Guyer, recipient of the Do the Right Thing Award from the Havelock Police Department. Shayla is an amazing helper in class. While working in small groups, Shayla explains to other students how to do a task and then ensures they understand what is being taught. Shayla demonstrates a great deal of concern towards fellow students and sets an example for others to follow.

Thank you, Shayla, for doing the right thing!

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