Quiet, except for auto thefts...
With 14 auto thefts and another 5 auto break-ins in the last two weeks in the CBD, French Quarter and Marigny Triangle, the NOPD's 8th District Quality-of-Life Officer, Roger Jones Jr., has put together what he calls "Officer Roger's Rules: The Holy Trinity to safe parking and vehicle safety."
In his own words:
Cool clothes to make you look like the coolest thing since top model: $ 450
Dinner, movie and entertainment: $250
Rule Two: This one I like to call the herd-of-cattle-going-over-the
Rule Three: Now we all know that by law your vehicle is considered to be an extension of your home, but people let's not take it so literally! Your vehicle's dashboard is just a dashboard, not a dresser top or makeshift jewelry box. Don't leave your bling or any other items of value in plain view for all to see. With technology comes responsibility. Lap tops, portable DVD and CD players--your front seat is not your entertainment center. Before you exit your vehicle put your toys away, either underneath your seat or in your trunk. Now folks, keep this in mind, if you are going to do this in an area where there are about thousand eyes watching you from outside where you are parking then all this is futile. Do this in an area where there are as few spectators as possible.
And there you have it guys and gals. It's not rocket science, nor is it Einstein's Theory of Relativity. It's just good old fashion common sense. Learn it, love it, and live it!"
Again, thanks to Ofc. Roger Jones Jr. for this. He may be reached at the 8th District station, 658-6080, on his cellphone, 201-1520, or by email at NOpolice29@yahoo.com.
As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome.