Keeping an eye out for trouble

We live in a quiet neighborhood that most people don't know exists. But that doesn't mean that trouble can't find us.

The Charleston Police Department reminds all of us to keep our eyes open. If you see someone or something that doesn't belong, or is suspicious, give the CPD a call. While it may seem like nothing at the moment, you may help establish a pattern that the police can respond to.

"If you see people walking or driving slowly through your neighborhood at night, it should occur to you that it IS SUSPICIOUS and commit yourself to calling police. 743-7200 or 911."

And always lock your cars, trailers, and anything else parked outside. Never leave anything valuable in them, especially in plain sight. There's no point in making things easy for the bad guys.