The Howard County Police Department would like to remind you of some safety tips for when you go away on vacation.
Make sure your house is locked up. Tell a trusted neighbor and ask them to keep an eye on your home. Ask them to remove newspapers left in the driveway or collect packages or your mail. Ask them to put out your trash and then put away your cans.
Turn on your lights at night inside and outside of the house. The idea is to give your home the lived in look even when you are away.
One other suggestion — if someone comes to your home and says they are a neighbor and need to borrow money, do not lend it to them unless you do know them. This happens in our area at least once or twice a year.
The person generally knocks at night. They have a child who needs medicine and they can't get money from the ATM. They ran out of gas or have a flat tire and the truck will not take a credit card. There is no truck. Never lend money to anyone you do not know. Be safe.
I got a call from a friend who was notified that Hammond Middle School has a different address. It was funny since the school has not moved but then I found out that Hammond Elementary and Middle Schools have been sharing an address all these years. Hammond Elementary School is located at 8110 Aladdin Drive and Hammond Middle is at 8100 Aladdin Drive.
Are your kids getting bored and want a little adventure in their summer? Terrapin Adventures is located at the Savage Mill and they are offering an Ultimate Adventure Camp for kids.
The camp is a five-day camp that has rock climbing, zip lining, a challenge course and more. There are a few spots left in the July 30 to Aug. 3 and Aug. 6 through 10 camps. For more informatio,n go to http://www.terrapinadventures.com/camp.php.
Howard County Police are looking for anyone who would like to hold a National Night Out party at their home. National Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 7. The Police Department will be hosting an event starting at 6 p.m. at the North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road. For more information, call 410-313-0390.