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    Security Update August 21, 2017

    Ways To Stay Safe During Back-to-School Time

    Information Provided By the Buffalo Police Department

    In a few short weeks, school day congestion will be back. Whether students walk, bike, or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they - and the motorists around them - take proper safety precautions.

    Please consider the following safety tips:

    Walking to school:

    • Plan a route to school or the bus stop. Select the most direct way with the fewest street crossings and with intersections that have crossing guards if possible.
    • Instruct your student to keep their head up and phone down! Never walk while texting or talking on the phone.
    • Be sure your child walks to and from school with a sibling, friend, or neighbor. Use Nextdoor to find other kids in the neighborhood who are walking the same route. Remember, there is safety in numbers.

     

    Driving Safety Tips:

    • Drivers have a lot to pay attention to, especially in school zones, and there is never an occasion that justifies using a phone while driving.
    • The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children. Stop far enough back to give them space to safely enter and exit the school bus.
    • Many children ride their bike to school. If you're turning right and a bicyclist is approaching from behind on the right, let the rider go through the intersection first, and always use your turn signal.

    Traffic calming signs have been purchased by the individual members of the PCA Traffic Committee in response to concerns of residents of the Parkside neighborhood and as a first step in showing our support. Please contact or stop by the PCA office if you would like a sign to place at your home. Small donations for the signs are welcome.


     

    Tuesday August 15 @ 8AM
    From Crimereports.com

    Larceny/theft reported on Main (Between Vernon and Orchard). No additional details are available.

    Wednesday August 16 @ 1AM
    From Crimereports.com

    Larceny/theft reported on Parkside (Between Amherst & Russell). No additional details are available.

    Thursday August 17, overnight
    From Nextdoor.com

    A parked vehicle was hit overnight near Woodward and Russell. Damage was discovered in the morning. No additional details are available.

    Friday August 18 @ 11AM
    From Crimereports.com

    Larceny/theft  reported on Main (Between Robie & Humboldt). No additional details are available.

    Saturday August 19 @ 5AM
    From Crimereports.com

    Larceny/theft reported on Willowlawn. No additional details are available.

    Saturday August 19 @ 11:30PM
    From Nextdoor.com

    A suspicious vehicle, parked the wrong direction on Crescent, with headlights flashing, was reported to the police. Police arrived and confirmed it was a stolen vehicle, with some damage. They towed it away.


    The Buffalo Police Department has issued this PDF tip sheet to help deter and prevent automobile thefts. 


    If you are aware of traffic collisions that occur in the neighborhood please report the information to the PCA office for inclusion in the weekly Security Update. Traffic information is not available from our crime reporting sources. Email PCAdirector@gmail.com or call 716-838-1240. Thank you.

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