Message from the San Marino Police Department

Update on Police Services
The San Marino Police Department takes the health and safety of the residents, our staff, and the community very seriously. In light of the COVID-19 virus, the police department will continue to provide all our services with slight modifications. We will not change our response for emergencies or calls for service. The modifications will be on lower level calls that do not require immediate assistance or could be handled over the phone. We want to assure the community that this is only a temporary modification to limit the community and staff of any unnecessary exposure, while at the same time maintaining the high level of service that the San Marino Police Department offers. #FlattenTheCurve

A Safety Message from Police Chief John Incontro
I would like to discuss two areas of importance to our residents during the Safer at Home effort to reduce and eliminate COVID-19.  First, we are seeing an increase in thefts from unlocked vehicles, some package thefts, and scams.  Please be aware of anyone offering to sell you items that will prevent the virus or cure the virus.  We know there is not a cure or vaccine at this time.  We also know that practicing social distancing, washing your hands for 20 seconds or more, and using disinfectants to keep items clean and safe are some of the ways to stay healthy.

If you receive an unsolicited telephone call from someone offering a product like the one described, do not give them any information.  If you must, be polite and hang up.  Or, do not answer a call from a number you do not recognize.  If it is important, the caller will leave a voicemail. Many of us are ordering items online and having them delivered to our homes.  Follow the best practices the Police Department has spoken about in the past: do not leave packages on your front door step, and use alternative delivery areas than your home like a business mailbox or a friend who can accept the package at the time of delivery.

Also, do not leave items of value in an unlocked car, regardless of it is in your own driveway.  Hide it, lock it, keep it.  This simple brief act will reduce the likelihood of you and your neighbors becoming a victim of a crime. 

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