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Theft warnings: Now we get it

Written December 27th, 2014 by Hasso Hering


The Albany Police Department has made a bit more explicit its warning to residents of North Albany, where a rash of thefts had been reported earlier.

The reader board on North Albany Road, which the city borrowed from the Oregon Department of Transportation, used to say “Lock it up” and “Remove valuable.”

By Saturday, as you can see, the copy had been edited to make clear what we’re supposed to lock up and what was meant by the cryptic “Remove valuable” message.

As police Lt. Casey Dorland explained in the story on this here last week, the department deployed the sign in response to a series of reported thefts in North Albany. A year ago similar messages were posted near the Heritage Mall.

No word this weekend on whether the advice has been heeded and, if so, whether it has done any good. (hh)

This revision answers the question "Remove valuable" what?

This revision answers the question “Remove valuable” what?

One response to “Theft warnings: Now we get it”

  1. James Carrick says:

    I don’t have any valubles to steal. Neither does anyone else.


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