Home invasion, gun safety topics at RPD Town Hall

March 11, 2011 • Local News

Bobby Villegas and the Hispano Chamber of Commerce sponsored its second Town Hall meeting at S.O.Y. Mariachi, Wednesday. Topics under discussion were home invasion and gun safety. Of ficer Erica O’Bryon, RPD spokeswoman, discussed home safety and protection. Levi Moody and Adam Villegas represented New Mexico Firearms Training Associates. O’Bryon went to basics, with prevention being better than cure.

“Don’t answer the door to strangers. Don’t tell people you are home alone. We tell our kids that over and over again. What is true for children is also true for adults.” She said the same advice applies to phone calls. “Never tell anyone you’re alone.” Often people gain entry by asking for help, says O’Bryon. “…. we see a lot of fake emergencies. If someone approaches you saying they have an emergency, don’t let them in.

Call 911 yourself while they wait outside. If it’s a real emergency, the police can take care of it, and if it’s not, the Login to read more

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