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 August 29th, 2011  
St. Lucie County Sheriff invites north-St. Lucie County residents to protect their property with Operation Identification Saturday at Lakewood Park Winn Dixie
 
To encourage north-St. Lucie County property owners to better protect their property, St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken J. Mascara is inviting people to participate in Operation Identification Saturday.

"We are partnering with Winn Dixie to kick off Operation Identification Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lakewood Park Winn Dixie," Sheriff Mascara said.

" This is a proactive effort on the part of the Sheriff’s Office to encourage property owners to take the time to label or mark their property and to keep good records of personal property," Said Sheriff Mascara.

Operation Identification involves four steps for property owners:

1. Keep records of personal property;

2. Place labels on personal property;

3. Encourage property owners to engrave their driver’s license number on personal property; and

4. Place OPERATION ID sticker on a residence or business indicating participation in the program, which can have a deterrent effect on would-be thieves.

"We invite the public to come to Indrio Crossings on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2: p.m. to get more information on Operation ID and to participate" Sheriff Mascara said. "Winn Dixie is selling hot dogs at the event, with proceeds going to the Humane Society of St. Lucie County."

Here’s how it will work Saturday :

1. People are asked to come to the St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit both, get a property sheet, one sticker for their residence and two property stickers with sequential numbers.

2. Residents then can go home and begin recording personal property on the personal property form.

3. People are invited to contact the Crime Prevention Unit for additional stickers and information. The Sheriff’s Office will not keep records of property; but the Sheriff's Office will keep records of the sequential property sticker numbers and to whom those numbers are registered.

Here is a link to a locator map for Indrio Crossings, in northern St. Lucie County, at the intersection of Indrio Road and Kings Higway:

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=indrio+crossings+shopping+center&ll=27.523991,-80.398271&spn=0.008715,0.013175&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&fb=1&gl=us&cid=0,0,569642933126785902&z=16&vpsrc=0&iwloc=A

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