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Posted 7/14/2010   Updated 7/15/2010 Email story   Print story


31st Security Forces Squadron

7/14/2010 - Aviano Air Base, Italy -- On July 6, an active-duty servicemember entered the Police Services Desk and reported a lot wallet, which contained a driver's and  AFI License, Codice Fiscale Card, debit card, government travel card, identification card and credit card. The individual the wallet was last seen 6 p.m. July 4 at a soccer field on Aviano. If a purse or wallet is lost or stolen, several steps should be taken to alleviate the headaches that will most likely ensue. First and foremost, report missing military credentials immediately to the proper agencies responsible for distribution, tracking or replacement. Once this is accomplished, make contact with banks and companies responsible for other personal documents. By doing so, lost items are less likely to be used in a fraudulent manner and cards can be replaced quickly.

On July 11, an individual called the Emergency Communications Center to report about an activeduty servicemember detained by Sacile Carabineri for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. It was relayed that the individual was stopped during a sobriety check point. Carabinieri used a local breathalyzer at 3:12 a.m. to obtain two separate readings of 1.02 and 0.96. Carabinieri turned the military member over to the security forces for further processing. Always have a wingman and an additional backup plan when going out. If both of these precautionary measures fall short after a fun night, be aware of the possible resources that are available. Airmen Against Drunk Driving is available from midnight to 5 a.m. on weekends and holiday. AADD can be reached at 0434-30-5938 or 0434-30-AADD. In addition, the numbers of supervisors and co-workers should be maintained in your phone. By using these resources appropriately, it will ensure safety and well-being to everyone. After all, a simple phone call can prevent the loss of driving privileges, vehicle, rank, salary or even lives.

Crime Prevention Tip of the Week:
Security forces would like to reiterate the importance of summer safety. During the summer months, families are more inclined to enjoy time spent outdoors and away from the home. This makes it easy to forget to close and lock doors or windows while the residence is vacant. Mistakes such as these provide an open invitation for burglars. However, in order to prevent criminal activity in the neighborhood, be sure several layers of security measures are employed. For example, in addition to securing the house properly and educating family members on important safety procedures, be a good neighbor and be cautious of activity occurring throughout the community. Watchful eyes in the neighborhood can be very valuable in deterring criminals. Added benefits include building stronger bonds between neighbors while helping to maintain safe neighborhoods. If a certain activity or event in the neighborhood seems questionable or suspicious, alert security forces immediately. This will help to ensure a safe and happy summer for everyone.

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