I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again… Our success in security is not ours alone, it is depended on the support we receive from you, the residents of PGA National. As I previously stated, this support comes in various forms, from things as simple as securing your vehicle to reporting suspicious vehicles or persons.
The purpose of this article is to give you all a brief recap of the first quarter of the year.
So far this year, we have experienced 3 residential burglaries and 9 auto burglaries. Only one residential burglary was reported during the Honda Classic. Working with Palm Beach Gardens Police, a security patrol officer was able to make a positive ID on a suspect in a photo line-up, who was later arrested in connection to the auto burglaries. Chief Stepp, with the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department, mentioned in the PGA-POA Annual Meeting, that Southeast Florida is experiencing an increase in burglaries to homes and automobiles. In each case within PGA National, a common factor that aided in these burglaries was an inactive home alarm, an open garage door, an unsecured door or unlocked vehicle. At the time this article was written security addressed 795 open garage scenarios, while conducting 127 vehicle inspections. Fifteen of the vehicles inspected were at risk of being potential burglary victims.
As we move forward into the remainder of the year. We will continue to need your assistance with protecting PGA National from those with criminal intent. Remember to secure your vehicle when not in use, never leave valuables in your vehicle in plain sight, secure your home and set your alarm before leaving. You are always encouraged to report all suspicious vehicles, persons, and activity and never hesitate to call security at 627-1600. Any information on the person(s) involved or vehicle description will be helpful.