Walton County to take aggressive stand during Spring Break

Published: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 12:53 PM.

This list, compiled by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, includes schools whose students are known to frequent the area during spring break. Starting March 1, expect to see coeds from Kennesaw State University, Ga.; University of Florida; Vanderbilt University, Tenn; Rice University, Texas; Florida Institute of Technology; Columbus State University, Ga.; University of Central Florida; Loyola University, Ill.; and University of South Alabama.


Robert Gray, with the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, talked about the Hide-Lock-Take program and said that if you practice hiding your valuables from plain view, lock your doors, and take precaution, there is a high probability you won't be a victim of a burglary.

"We're a safe community, so don't give an opportunity to criminals," he said. "Unlocked cars are responsible for 80 percent of car thefts."

In homes and condos, TVs are hot as always, he said. To aid in the recovery of stolen TVs, Gray recommends recording the serial numbers of your TVs. That number will be put into a database and there will a greater chance of recovery the property if it is stolen.

"When renting out your property, try to read your guests' body language and don't rent to someone who seems shady," he said. "And change your codes frequently. Your guests will give out your code to their friends."

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