Monday, December 27, 2010

Mountain Lion Spotted

Early this morning, one of our dispatchers going home spotted a mountain lion on Calzada Del Bosque south of Via De Santa Fe.  This was about 1:45 hrs this morning.  The animal was running and she said it jumped a fence. 

This sighting has not been confirmed by Fish and Game.  As in our previous posts, sightings should be reported to Fish and Game.   This helps track the animals activity and help to confirm the sighting.  Sometimes the animals are mistaken for Bobcat, Coyote and large dogs.  If you do see a mountain lion, do not approach it.  Make as much noise as you can- make yourself look big.  Refer to our previous post on this subject (below). 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

How to Screw Up a Car Thief's Day

A very informative article.   You may be suprised which day of the year has the most thefts.....
See this link:

Friday, December 3, 2010

FBI Top Ten Tips

It seems during the holidays we hear of more of the cyber crimes/ identiy theft cases going on.  To protect your online accounts and personal information, its a good idea to follow these tips:

FBI Top 10 Tips- Cybercrime

Do not respond to unsolicited (spam) e-mail.

Do not click on links contained within an unsolicited e-mail.

Be cautious of e-mail claiming to contain pictures in attached files, as the files may contain viruses. Only open attachments from known senders. Scan the attachments for viruses if possible.

Avoid filling out forms contained in e-mail messages that ask for personal information.
Always compare the link in the e-mail with the link to which you are directed and determine if they match and will lead you to a legitimate site.

Log directly onto the official website for the business identified in the e-mail, instead of “linking” to it from an unsolicited e-mail. If the e-mail appears to be from your bank, credit card issuer, or other company you deal with frequently, your statements or official correspondence from the business will provide the proper contact information.

Contact the actual business that supposedly sent the e-mail to verify if the e-mail is genuine.

If you are asked to act quickly, or there is an emergency, it may be a scam. Fraudsters create a sense of urgency to get you to act quickly.

Verify any requests for personal information from any business or financial institution by contacting them using the main contact information.

Remember if it looks too good to be true, it probably is.