I want to bring to your attention an incident that occurred in our town Sunday evening. Many of you may have already read about it or seen it on the news.
A home invasion and theft took place on Chief Massasoit Road (Trail) which is off of Church Road near Kirby’s Mill. We should all be aware of the necessity of constant attention to things and people that seem unusual.
Keeping our doors and cars locked, garage doors closed, our eyes open, and lights and alarm systems on is a great deterrent to any criminal activity. Chief Meder has always encouraged our citizens to help be the “eyes and ears” of the Public Safety Department. We do want Medford to be the best version of itself, and that begins with each of us. Safety must be a diligent and constant effort by all. There has been an excellent track record by our Police Department in keeping crime under control. However, complacency and disregard for safe practices can change that overnight if we are not careful.
This event only strengthens the imperative of the community wide initiative we have been discussing. Clean is good; but Safe is vital. If you represent constituents, HOA’s, or just have an interactive relationship with your neighbors, please get them engaged in public awareness and communication.