Holiday safety tips

The holiday shopping season is here, and along with the excitement and anticipation of spending time with family and friends comes an increase in crime, including an increase in thefts. Whether shopping in stores or online, citizens need to take extra precautions during the holidays to minimize their risk of becoming victimized. Please call the Kern County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Unit at 661-391-7559 or e mail crimeprevention@ to learn more.

Story First Published: 2013-12-18