PHILIPSBURG – The State Police, Philipsburg barracks are reminding residents of Philipsburg and surrounding areas that will be leaving their residence unattended for an extended period of time should follow a few crime prevention tips in an effort to prevent becoming a victim of burglary or theft. Cpl. Joseph G. Cigich offers the following tips:
1. Have your mail and paper deliveries stopped while you are away.
2. Set some lights on timers to give the impression that you are home at night.
3. Lastly, have a trusted family member or neighbor check on your residence frequently while you are gone and shovel the snow from the walks as needed.