Beach Safety

Tips For Safety At The Beach This summer is a HOT one! Many locals and tourists are here in the Clearwater, Florida area enjoying the beach. Our bondsman on 49th Street reminds you to be aware and think twice about safety before you venture for your day at the beach. •The best way to protect your valuables while at the beach is to not bring any valuables. Leave them home or locked up in a hotel safe. •Leave your valuables with a family member or friend while you swim. •If you go to the beach solo and must take valuables,
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Child Predators

How Well Do You Really Know Somebody? How well do you know your neighbors, the older kid down the street your local postman and your child’s teachers? You may think you know somebody but what goes on behind closed doors in their home? How well do you know that mom or dad who stands at the bus stop? How well do you know the personnel at your child’s school? School starts on Wednesday, August 10th for students in Pinellas County. Lately, there has been an upswing in arrests for teachers and others who work with children. From coaches to teachers
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Pokeman Craze

Are You Glued To Your Gaming Device? Have you noticed more people outside lately? Could be that they are caught up in the latest craze, Pokemon Go. This game is played over a smart phone using augmented reality. Basically, you take your phone and walk around outside to “capture” monsters. The real world around you becomes overlaid with the Pokemon Go monsters. This game can be fun but has brought up safety concerns in the news lately. As the bondsman on 49th Street we see people get themselves in dangerous situations because they are simply not aware. Here are a
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Keeping Your Home Burglar Free

Home Break Ins An ounce of prevention can help keep your home secure from burglars this summer. With the kids off from school, most families plan a vacation for the summer. Burglars know this and as a result, July and August are the most frequent months for a break-in to occur. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers tips to keeping your home secure while you travel: •Lock all the doors and windows •If you have a spare key hidden outside, then remove it. Don’t make it easy for thieves! •Unplug your garage door opener. This way thieves can’t use a universal
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Avoid Jail On July 4th

Happy 4th of July! 49th Street Bail Bonds wishes everyone a very happy and safe 4th of July. During this holiday weekend, make sure to follow safety precautions in order to avoid a trip to the hospital or jail. Picnics, barbecues, boating, and fireworks are all traditional ways of celebrating America’s birthday. 49th Street Bail Bonds offers tips on staying healthy and safe this Independence Day: •Wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water •Keep foods at proper temperatures in order to avoid food poisoning •Consume alcohol responsibly •Never drink and drive •Keep children away from grills •If boating, make sure
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Terrorism, Safety Tips, Be Aware

In light of the shooting of Christina Grimmie and the Orlando massacre, 49th Street Bail Bonds offers safety tips for various situations: •In crowds, check out your surroundings. Know where the exits are located. Pick a place to meet if you are separated from family/friends •Have emergency information loaded into your phones along with the numbers of family/friends. Consider designating a few family or friends as your ICE (in case of emergency) person and input them as ICE on your phone •Speak up if you see something off or out of kilter In the event of an active shooter, the
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Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs, Abuse, Arrest The death of Prince is bringing the subject of prescription drug abuse into the spotlight. The Center for Disease Control reports that two million Americans are addicted to Opioid drugs such as Fentanyl, Morphine, and Oxycodone. There has been an increase in the abuse of prescription drugs. Our bailbondsmen on 49th Street bail many people from jail each week for drug arrests. Whether it be for selling drugs, stealing drugs, recreational use of drugs or drug abuse. These drugs are are highly addictive and users will try most anything to obtain the drugs. For example, a
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Child Endangerment, Negligence

Can parents be charged with a crime when their child’s actions result in a loss? Child endangerment, neglect, exploitation, abuse, etc. There are many crimes parents and care givers can be charged with when it comes to children. What one may think is not a problem, the criminal justice system may think differently. Authorities are still investigating a few of the stories involving children in the news lately. In some of these cases the parents could be potentially charged with a crime such as endangerment or neglect. Recently, a child fell into a gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo which
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Memorial Weekend Safety

Safety For Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick-off to summer. It is also one of the most dangerous times to be on the road. The combination of a 3-day weekend along with parties and more people on the road leads to more traffic accidents and fatalities. 49th Street Bail Bonds wants you to be safe over this Memorial Day Weekend. Here are a few tips to help stay safe: •Don’t drink and drive! Approximately 44% of all traffic fatalities that happen over this weekend have alcohol as a factor •Don’t run red lights. There is around
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Designer Drugs

Do you know what designer drugs are? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “a designer drug is a drug that is created to be only slightly different from an illegal drug so that it will not be considered illegal. It is a synthetic version of a controlled substance that is produced with a slightly altered molecular structure to avoid having it classified as an illicit drug.” Designer drugs are created in illegal labs and by people at home. The results of a designer drug can drastically change a person’s behavior. Examples of designer drugs include bath salts and Flakka. In the
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