Lock Up Your Apartments

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Alyssa Willmore locks her apartment before leaving on a cold November day.  Photo by Katrina Christensen

Alyssa Willmore locks her apartment before leaving on a cold November day. Photo by Katrina Christensen

As the holidays near and students become more comfortable with their neighbors, they become more vulnerable to apartment break-ins. Nearly every year, there are reported burglaries where students’ laptops, computers, and other valuables are stolen.

Last year, there were eight cases of successful burglaries. There were, however, even more attempted burglaries that were stopped short due to cautious students.

Natalie Hart, a sophomore at Snow College, recalls the burglaries that occurred during her freshman year.

“Locking up is simply the smart thing to do,” said Hart, “You never know what could happen. It is always best to be safe so, in the rare case something does happen, you won’t be stolen from.”

Even though Snow College is a relatively safe college, students need to be smart and practice the basic fundamentals of safety. Last  year, there were four on-campus burglaries and four off-campus reported burglaries.

When you are away from your apartment, or going to bed, it is wise to lock your doors and secure your valuable belongings. If things are left out in a main living area, and a door is left unlocked, the likelihood that the apartment becomes a target goes up.

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