Michael Allen Hart
Nelson & Helene
Safe Home Security of Panama
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I need to contact Alto al Crimen, can anyone send me their web address or contact info?
Just want to clarify that I am not blaming the victims here, but in the face of minimal police service and a difficult judicial system, prevention of crime seems like the best way to fight it, and in both these instances, there were few if any, preventative measures taken by the homeowner. This AAC post by Pat & Susan sums up my thoughts pretty well.
"Alto al Crimen's reporting is only as good as the information provided - some people never report the crimes for fear of retaliation, some just do not report, and some request that none of their information is reported to the public (which AaC respects)
All reported events or concerns are followed up by AaC volunteers but remember their numbers are very limited.
Alto al Crimen's main purpose is education - it is a volunteer organization whose only "paid" personnel is Rodny the Hotline operator.
Information has been distributed numerous times on what steps are necessary for personal and home security, It is up to the individual to decide to heed the advice or not.
In the big picture, security measures should be taken regardless if you know where the crimes are occurring - You do not wait to hear that "crime" has moved into your neighborhood to start taking precautions."
I thought the crime reporting issue went around the block the last time this happened. To my mind, Alto al Crimen means put a halt to crime ..not report it, investigate it, solve it, and prosecute it. Apart from the Emergency Hotline service, I think the best the organization can hope to do is help folks prevent crime. I know the poor guy who was victimized. However, it's the fourth or fifth time his house has been hit. It is in a remote location with absolutely no security protection and even knowing all this, the gentleman answered the door to strangers. This was a crime of opportunity that could have been prevented as was the last episode in Oriana.
Sadly, the serious news is lacking, last week a neighbor, the road off to the Caldera side of the highway by the old pizza place sugger a near loss of his life by a trick home invasion.
I will try to get him to post the event, this will be more serious as time goes along, too many easy rich targets living here without a clue.
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