Halloween Safety Tips

Jack o lanterns, bats, and things that go bump in the night, it must be Halloween! 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you and your family to have a fun and safe Halloween. Here are a few tips for staying safe and out of jail this Halloween: •Going to a party this Halloween? Don’t drink and drive. Plan on having a designated driver, use a ride share service such as Uber or Lyft, or plan on staying the night at the party location. •Check to make sure that your costume is safe. Do you have a long cape that could trip
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Surveillance Systems

Home systems can help fight crime! 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know that home surveillance systems are helping to fight crime. With the onset of remote access and low costs, more and more people are turning to video surveillance in their home. Traditional security cameras are still being used but people are also using doorbells to monitor outside their front doors. Cameras in doorbells… The cameras in doorbells have caught crimes on tape. Recently, there was a story in the news of a woman in Texas who was ringing doorbells late one evening. Various doorbell cameras throughout the
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See Something, Say Something

School In Session, Talk With Your Kids About Safety 49th Street Bail Bonds urges parents to discuss the phrase “see something, say something” with their children. Unfortunately in the world we live in children need to know how to recognize when something is “off” and need to speak up to an adult. Children in elementary school and older should be taught that if they hear or see something such as a classmate threatening the school or another classmate then the child should report it to an adult. The school personnel should create an atmosphere in the school where a child
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Labor Day Weekend Safety

Labor Day weekend is here! The weekend is full of fun things to do such as road tripping to your favorite destination, biking, going out on your boat, celebrating with friends and family at a barbeque or party, or going to the beach. 49th Street Bail Bonds hopes you keep your weekend fun by following these tips to stay safe and out of jail: •If you are going on a road trip, make sure that your car is in tip top shape before heading out. Buckle up, leave early and have your GPS set for your destination. Be advised that
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Secure Your Personal Info When Traveling

Are you taking a trip? One last hurrah before summer ends or a welcome to fall trip? 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be safe while traveling, so you need to remember the basics such as staying alert and aware of your surroundings. This also includes things you might not have thought of such as protecting your personal information. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips to help keep you and your information secure: •Before leaving for your trip, make sure you make copies of your itinerary, travel documents, credit cards/debit cards, passport (if going abroad), driver’s license, and
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Back To School

School is now in session! Over the summer, drivers haven’t had to worry about school busses or children near the street. However, with school starting, 49th Street Bail Bonds wants to remind drivers about the law for stopping when a school bus is present and driving in school zones. When To Stop? You must stop for a school bus if the bus has its lights flashing no matter if you are behind the bus or traveling towards the bus. The only exception to this rule is if you are traveling in the opposite direction of the bus on a divided
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Phone Scammers In Pinellas County

Phone scammers are at it again! These thieves cheat people out of money through various tactics. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware that these scammers have recently been targeting Pinellas County residents. The scammers call and tell the victim that there is a warrant out for their arrest since they missed jury duty. The scammer states that he is calling from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Department. This thief then states that to avoid being arrested the victim needs to go to the nearest store and buy pre-paid debit or gift cards and then relay that information to
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Security Tips For Summer Vacation

It’s summertime and that means vacation! Before heading out on that summer vacay, 49th Street Bail Bonds wants to remind you of tips for keeping your home and car secure from thieves. Follow these tips to help protect your belongings and home: •Lock it! Lock the doors in your home (front, back, and garage) and lock your car doors. •Don’t advertise your plans on social media. Post your pictures when you return. •Disconnect your garage door. •Install outdoor sensor lights. •Make your home appear lived in. Have lights, tv, etc on timers. Have a neighbor or family member stop by
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Creepy Crawly Crooks

Summer Time Crooks Recently, there have been a rash of burglaries in the Riviera Bay neighborhood in St. Petersburg. Residents have nicknamed the thieves the “creepy crawly crooks” due to the fact that the crooks sneak in and steal items. Residents have had bicycles, kayaks, wallets, cash, and more stolen from their property. The homeowners in this town are fighting back by installing cameras and spotlights. St. Petersburg has a program called Eagle Eye where homeowners can register their surveillance cameras with the police department. At this time there are more than 350 cameras registered and law enforcement is ready
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Summer Is Here, What Are Your Kids Up To?

Summer vacation has just started. Do you know what your kids are doing? If they are like most children, they are glued to their tablet or smart device. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants to make you aware that online predators target children and young adults. Realistically, your child isn’t going to give up their device so 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips to help protect your child from online predators: •Talk to your child about online predators. Make them aware that not everyone is who they say they are. Talk about what information needs to be kept private and
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