Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Real life scenario: You’re watching the popular Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” on TV and you hear gun shots.

Immediately call 911 (because that will log the time you call; what you’re watching on TV will not matter to investigators).
Use this link for PBSO District 14 headquarters. The address is 120 North G Street.

For the latest on a recent homicide here in the City of Lake Worth (and the news in that article as well about the new Season 5 of Orange Is the New Black [OITNB] on Netflix in The Palm Beach Post) use this link.

Well, anyhow, you’re watching TV and you hear gun shots. Here is what you do:

  • After your call to 911, write down everything else you remember right away.
  • Do not go outside to investigate!
  • Are you afraid of cooperating with deputies and detectives for fear of reprisal? Then stay completely anonymous and call Crime Stoppers at 800-458-8477 (you may be eligible for a reward as well).
  • Go to the Neighborhood Assoc. Presidents’ Council website and learn more about “Make the Call” to PBSO.

And remember:

NEVER confront suspicious persons yourself — let PBSO handle it — you DO NOT have to give your name if that makes you uncomfortable. But it’s a big help if you can provide descriptions:
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Clothing
  • Color and make of car
  • Direction they were headed, etc.
When you see or hear behavior that seems odd, suspicious or out of place, “Make the Call Y’all!” (even if you’re watching the latest episode of OITNB):

Call 911 or contact PBSO at 561-688-3400.

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