As we approach the summer season, we see an increase in thefts from vehicles. For the most part, these are crimes of
opportunity. As perpetrators walk around the streets at night time, they will check car doors to see if they are locked. If your
car is unlocked, They will enter, and take any valuables left inside. Items commonly taken are cell phones, GPS units, I
pads, money, wallets, etc.  Also prescription drugs are taken if left in vehicles.  Don't make yourself an easy target for
thieves. Keep your vehicles locked when they are unattended.

Car Break-In Prevention Tips:

1. Keep your car visible-- Park in well-lit areas.

Don’t make it easy-- Keep windows and sunroofs closed and doors locked.

Activate your vehicle’s alarm --Don’t have one? The purchase of one may reduce your insurance!

Hide your valuables --Many smash-and-grab thieves act on impulse. So keep your stuff out of sight!

Don’t hand a thief your keys --Take your keys with you.  Don’t leave them in the car!

Gas is expensive -- Use a locking gas cap to protect your liquid gold!

Take it one more step --Many vehicles are broken into with the intent of stealing the vehicle itself. Visible anti-theft
devices, like steering wheel locks, steering column collars or brake pedal locks, may discourage the would-be thief from
breaking in and trying.

McComb's Curfew
We would like to take the opportunity to explain to all citizens of McComb, that McComb has a curfew of 10:00 pm every
night.  This ordinance states that any juvenile age 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  A
legal guardian is not a baby-sitter, older brother, etc.  It is a person who has a legal court order to be in control of a specific
juvenile, for a specific period of time.  

If a juvenile is coming home from an event, such as fireworks, ball games, or any events out of town, like movies, bowling
etc., the juvenile is to go straight home from these events when they have ended.  An officer who picks up any juveniles who
are out past curfew, will make contact with the parents/guardian and complete a police report.  The juvenile could have
charges filed on them through the Juvenile Court System for the violation.

I remind all citizens to contact the Police Department at 419-293-3667, if they note any suspicious activity in or around their
neighborhood, or to inform us of any concerns or questions you may have.

Have a safe and happy summer!
P.O. BOX 340
McCOMB, OHIO 45858-0340
Office – 419-293-3667     Fax – 419-293-2697
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 Seat belts for Children
Because seat belts were designed for adults, a new law regarding the use of booster seats will make
Ohio's roadways safe for children and better protect them from the hazards of the road.

Children younger than 8, unless they are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall, must use a booster seat.  This new
law, combined with existing law requiring children younger that 4 years and less than 40 pounds to use a
child safety seat, and children 8 to 15 to use a safety seat or seat belt, will make traveling safer for Ohio's
children.  Fines range from $25 to $75 per violation.

The Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB) program provides child safety seats to eligible low-income Ohioans
and has distributed more that 20,000 child safety and booster seats in the past five years.  Call
1-800-755-GROW (4769) to find the OBB program nearest you.
                                                               Click It or Ticket
Riding Unbuckled  — Who Is Most at Risk?

Nighttime drivers — According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, of the 12,671 passenger
vehicle occupants who died in motor vehicle crashes between the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. in 2008,
nearly two-thirds (64%) were NOT wearing seat belts — compared to less than half (45%) of the passenger vehicle
occupants killed during the daytime hours of 6 a.m. to 5:59 p.m.

Teens — In 2008, 70 percent of the passenger vehicle occupants 13 to 15 years old killed in traffic crashes were
not buckled up — the highest percentage of all age groups.

Young adults — Among passenger vehicle occupants 25 to 34 who were killed in crashes, 66 percent were not
buckled up — the second highest percentage for any age group.

Men — Men are less likely than women to buckle up. This is especially true of young men. In 2008, 66 percent of
male drivers and 74 percent of male passengers 18 to 34 killed in passenger vehicles were NOT wearing their seat

Pickup drivers and passengers — Pickup truck drivers and passengers continue to have lower seat belt usage
rates than occupants of other passenger vehicles. In 2008, 67 percent of pickup truck drivers and 70 percent of
pickup truck passengers who were killed in traffic crashes were NOT buckled up.

Buckling Up — Proven Life-Saving Benefits

Saved by the belt — Seat belts, when used by passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older, saved an estimated
13,250 lives in 2008, more than 75,000 lives from 2004 through 2008, and 255,115 lives from 1975 through 2008.

Reduced risk — Seat belts, when used, reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45
percent — and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs, and minivans.

Staying inside the vehicle — In fatal crashes in 2008, 77 percent of passenger vehicle occupants who were
thrown from their vehicles were killed. However, only 1 percent of crash victims who were buckled up were totally
ejected from their vehicles, compared to 30 percent of those who were unbuckled.

Surviving rollovers — Motorists can increase the odds of survival in a rollover crash in a light truck by nearly 80
percent by wearing their seat belts.

Click It or Ticket — Taking Success to the Next Level

National belt use now the highest ever — The observed national belt usage rate rose to an all-time high of 84
percent in 2009, a 1-point increase from 2008.

A ‘round-the-clock campaign — To convince more nighttime drivers to buckle up, the 2010 mobilization will
include both day and night enforcement activities.

Local efforts, national reach — Hundreds of State and local law enforcement and highway safety officials across
the Nation will participate in Click It or Ticket 2010 from May 24 to June 6. Together we can effectively enforce seat
belt laws, convince more Americans to buckle up — and ultimately save more lives.

For more on Click It or Ticket 2010, visit

Cub Scouts
Any boys entering the 1st – 5th grade who would like to join Cub Scouts, please contact
Cubmaster Bob Cortez – Pack 335 at 419-957-9066.  

Boy Scouts
Any boys who are in the 6th grade or higher, who would like to explore Boy Scouts and
what it has to offer, please call Scoutmaster Greg Smith – Troop 335 at 419-293-1018.

Anyone --male or female ages 14-21 who are interested in learning about a career in
Law Enforcement and are interested in joining The McComb Police Explorer Post 335,
please call     Chief Greg Smith at 419-293-1018 or 419-293-3667.