If the Home Alone movies taught us anything–apart from how to booby trap one’s home–it’s that burgalars and robbers sure like to ruin the holidays.
To prevent and deter criminal activity during the upcoming holiday season, Hightstown Police Director James Le Tellier said the Hightstown Police Department will increase both directed and foot patrols during peak hours in the downtown area beginning Thanksgiving.
According to a press release from Le Tellier, police will be on the lookout for shoplifters and suspicious persons loitering by parked cars or in parking lots.
Police will patrol all parking lots to ensure they are safe for shoppers, diners, employees, business owners, and residents, he said. These lots include Main Street Lot, Stockton Street Lot, Fernando’s Lot, Wells Fargo Lot, Krauszers’ Lot, Borough Hall, as well as other businesses.
Le Tellier advised shoppers to keep their cars locked at all times and to secure their valuables out of sight and in their vehicle’s trunk when possible.
Additionally, police will continue enforcing its zero tolerance policy against drunk driving and will institute drunk driving patrols during the holidays.