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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Beach Thefts

Keep Your Valuables Safe While at the Beach! Summer is almost here and that means trips to the beach! 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to enjoy your beach time without being robbed of your valuables. Thieves like to target beach-goers. Here are a few tips on keeping your belongings safe while at the beach: •Leave your valuables at home. If you don’t need it, don’t bring it. Pare down your wallet to the bare essentials, only bring the minimum amount of electronics with you (or none at all), bring a book or magazine instead of an e-reader. •Store your
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Memorial Weekend Safety Tips

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here! 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be safe and avoid jail time this holiday. If you do find you need a fast bail bondsman don’t hesitate to call us, we are the Bondsman on 49th! Here are a few tips to staying safe: •If traveling by car, schedule in extra time. Many people are planning on traveling during this time so the roads will be more congested. •Always buckle up and make sure the kids are in car seats. •Try and travel when you are rested and fed. Tired and hungry can lead
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Human Trafficking Orlando & Tampa

Did You Know Human Trafficking Could Be Happening Right In Front Of You? Human Trafficking also known as “modern day slavery” exists in Orlando and is very prominent in the Tampa, Florida area as well. Did you know that airports are widely used by human traffickers? 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know that air travel is one of the most used ways that human traffickers move people. Human trafficking is defined as “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons by means of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, or abuse of power of a position of vulnerability for
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Sexual Assault

Did you know April is sexual assault awareness month? The month of April is dedicated to raising public awareness about sexual assault along with educating people on how to prevent sexual violence. This month was born out of the “Take Back the Night” marches that started as early as 1976. The definition of sexual assault in Florida according to the Florida Statute’s include “oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object, without the party’s consent or capacity to provide consent.” Sexual assault
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St. Patty’s Day Safety

Don’t count on the luck of the Irish to keep you safe and out of jail. St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend! Many people will choose to celebrate by attending St. Patty’s Day parties, going to bars, or enjoying festivities outside. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers these tips for having fun and staying safe: •Don’t drink and drive. •Have a designated driver. •If no one wants to be a designated driver than have an alternate way to get to and from the party/bar. Uber, Lyft, or a taxi are great alternatives. Decide this before leaving home. •Don’t bring valuables with
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Spring Break is Almost Here!

49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to have fun but be safe during spring break. Here are a few tips for staying safe and out of jail this spring break: •Traveling to your destination? Make sure to take turns behind the wheel. Keep the doors locked and the windows closed. Stay on the beaten path. Don’t pick up hitchhikers. Don’t drink and drive. •Once you arrive at your destination, use discretion in saying your room number. Try and stay in a room that isn’t on the first floor since those rooms are easier to break into. Make sure that all
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Online Predators

Do you know how to keep your child safe from online predators? Recently, an eleven-year-old girl was found in a hotel room in Georgia after allegedly being kidnapped by a man she met while playing Minecraft online. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to know how online predators work: •Online predators ask for personal information. Advise your children to never give out personal information such as their name, where they live, which school they go to, etc. •Online predators like to have conversations in private. They don’t want parents or adults to see what they are saying or what photos
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