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5 Things to Know in Gulfport: Police Search for Burglary Suspect

Have you seen this man? Gulfport Police are asking for your help following several burglaries in the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club. That and more in "5 Things to Know Today."

Search for Suspect: Gulfport Police are looking for a man who may be connected to at least three burglaries and one attempted burglary in the Pasadena Yacht and Country Club. The man is described as wearing:

  • black shorts
  • black and white Puma shoes
  • a black polo with a grey long sleeve shirt underneath
  • black hat
  • black sun glasses
  • wearing a necklace
  • black watch

For details about the burglaries check out our story, "Homeowner Fires Shots at Burglar, Police Say."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Gulfport Police Department at (727) 893-1030.

Annual Meeting: The Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center Foundation is holding it's annual meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the Center. Dinner kicks off at 6 p.m. with the program at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for members. For more information call (727) 344-6366.

Thanksgiving at the Senior Center: The Gulfport Senior Center is hosting it's annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 11:30 a.m. Members of the Gulfport Senior Center can buy tickets for $6 at the front desk or online by clicking this link. For more information call (727) 893-1231 or (727) 893-2237.

Toys for Tots: Michelle Kotewa at Liberty Tax Service, 4920 Gulfport Blvd. S., is collecting toy donations for Toys for Tots. Kotewa has set up a box for items at her business. Feel free to drop off unwrapped toys at Liberty Tax during regular business hours. If there are other businesses collecting donations of any kind, please contact the Editor at Cherlene.Willis@patch.com and let us know.

Monday Forecast: It'll be mostly sunny with a high near 72. Tonight, partly cloudy with a low around 62.

 

Alena Phelps November 19, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Burglaries are on the rise and so people must take action to lower the chances of it happening to them. Three of the best things you can do to protect yourself and your property is to reinforce your doors and windows. 85% of burglars come through a door, so first off you should reinforce your entry doors with a door security device such as the Door Security Pro ( http://www.DoorSecurityPro.com ). 15% of burglars come through a window. I would highly suggest adding security window film to your windows. And finally, you need to get some type of personal protection device in case you are ever confronted by a burglar. Pepper spray is a good choice because it's easy to use and it's highly effective.
Rob Fowler November 19, 2012 at 05:23 PM
A while back I got set up with a security camera supplier so now 007 Computer is an authrorized dealer to sell security systems. I'm still looking for a good installer (climb in attic, run cables, etc.). But can get a good price for Gulfport businesses and residences on the DVRs and cameras. An entry level system with DVR, 4 HD (780+ tv lines) cameras with capabilities to view on your smart phone or computer remotely start at about $400.00 or so. Installation would be extra depending on who installs it. I'd program, support it and offer assistance if you ever need to get a clip to the GPD. I believe in cameras for protecting one's home or business, and they can be a great tool for the police in solving crimes, as we've seen recently.
Juju Stevens November 20, 2012 at 02:46 PM
We were leaving the house the other day and saw a guy on a bicycle slow down and give us the once over. Less than 2 minutes later, our alarm went off and the security company called us. We came home and found nothing. Coulda been a glitch, coulda been a burglar. I think the guy tried our garage door, Dan thinks it was a glitch. But we've had the system for over 6 months. First time there was a glitch. We have a security camera on our front porch now, some moron has been stealing plants and my mirrored suncatchers. As for other home security hints ? Try to keep valuables out of sight of windows. Make them guess what you own.

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