The following incidents have been documented by the Fairfield Glade Police Department for June 16-22, 2019:
June 17 — Bradford Dr., Theft. A resident reported theft of a kayak at St. George Marina.
June 17 — Lakeshire Dr., Contractor Fraud. A contractor fraud case has been opened for investigation.
June 18 — Peavine Rd., Arrest. A motorist was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested for driving on a suspended license.
June 19 — Burnaby Court, Fraud. A resident reported fraudulent use of their credit card online.
June 22 — Kenilworth Lane, Stolen Vehicle. A resident reported their car and computer stolen by a family member. The car was located, and the suspect arrested.
Security Tip of the Week
Hiking can still be an enjoyable — and safe — activity if you take the proper precautions and do a little planning beforehand. To stay safe before, during and after your hike, consider the following safety tips.
Before beginning your hike, make sure you've prepared your backpack and your body. Go on regular walks, slowly increasing the intensity of your pace and resistance conditions. Introduce energy-rich foods into your diet. Focus on adding lean meats, carbohydrates and proteins.
To help prevent muscle strains or injuries stretch and warm up prior to your walk.
Familiarize yourself with the conditions of the trail and make a hiking plan. Learn what time it gets dark and bring sleeping gear and other appropriate equipment if necessary.
Break in new shoes and clothing prior to your hike.
Always inform a friend or family member of your travel plans.
While on your hike, wear proper equipment for the season. Avoid cotton materials to help prevent overheating. Choose bright colored long-sleeve shirts and pants to protect against ticks. Dress in layers and bring extra pairs of socks to stay dry in case of rain or unexpected weather.
A pair of supportive shoes can round out your outfit and keep your feet ready for all weather conditions.
Have a whistle available in case you are in danger and need assistance.
If the terrain is rugged trekking poles may be helpful to assist with balance and stability.
Remember the adage of "safety in numbers," and hike with a group when possible. Make sure someone on the hike carries a backpack with safety and emergency supplies. This pack should include:
•Knife or multi-tool
•Snacks high in protein for energy (trail mix, granola bars, nuts, etc.)
•Flashlight or headlamp and batteries
•Whistle (three short sounds signal distress)
•Basic first aid kit
•Compass and trail map
Don't depend on your cell phone to work on the trail. It's also important to develop a plan to communicate with your fellow hikers in case your cell phone has poor reception or runs out of battery.
At the end of your hike, take the time to hydrate yourself with water or a sports drink and a nutritious snack.
For post-hike safety and well-being, remember these additional tips:
After longer hikes, rest and don't overwhelm your body.
In the case of injury or accident, seek proper medical evaluation and treatment.
Follow recovery instructions provided by your medical professional.
Always dispose of trash in the appropriate containers to help keep the trail clean for future hikes.