Portage Co. Crime Stoppers: Protect Your Home | Crime Stoppers

Stevens Point, Wis. (WAOW) – Portage Co. Crime Stoppers reminds those of you traveling during the holidays to keep your property safe.

Sheriff Mike Lukas says if you’re out of town, make sure it’s not an easy target for thieves.

“You can have someone turn on the lights or use a timer – and remove any mail or packages from the porch,” says Sheriff Mike Lukas.

Investigators say most thieves are opportunists.

Make it as difficult as possible for them

Keep this same rule in mind when shopping.

“Always keep your wallets and purses close to you at all times,” Sheriff Lukas says. all his money and credit cards are gone.”

When you leave the store with purchases, the sheriff says: keep packages in the trunk of your vehicle or out of sight so they don’t attract thieves.

And if you have information about crimes, please contact Portage Co. Crime Stoppers:

Call: 1-888-346-6600

Tap App: P3 Tips (Search P3 Tips in Apple Store or Google Play to download the app on your mobile device)

Type: Submit an online tip here

Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.

Mark M. Gagnon