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Statesboro Police offering Operation Safe Disposal

Police in Statesboro want you to get a jump start on holiday crime prevention. They’re once...
Police in Statesboro want you to get a jump start on holiday crime prevention. They’re once again offering a place for you to drop off those expensive - and tell-tale gift boxes.(WTOC)
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM EST
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STATESBORO, Ga. (WTOC) - Police in Statesboro want you to get a jump start on holiday crime prevention. They’re once again offering a place for you to drop off those expensive - and tell-tale gift boxes.

Most of us will be unwrapping presents and opening boxes before we know it. While crime might be the last thing on your mind, crooks are probably already figuring out which neighborhoods to burglarize. Police say you can lessen your chance of being a victim, and they’ve got one way in their own parking lot.

It’s called Operation Safe Disposal. Police encourage you to bring boxes for any large or expensive items you get during this season - especially if the boxes have pictures or labels showing what was in it. Police say those can be like a flashing sign for crooks to try to rob your home.

“If you get a new plasma TV or a new computer, you don’t want to put that box out with your trash, even though it’s convenient. Everybody who drives by gets to see that. It’s better to haul it to one of our disposal sites, throw it in the dumpster and you have some anonymity,” said Chief Mike Broadhead.

He says they’d rather empty this trailer over and over to empty versus dealing with even one home burglary.

The chief says they’ll have them out here at their office and around town until the new year.

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