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Crimes in Progress/Civil Disturbance

  1. Do not attempt to apprehend or interfere with the criminal except in case of self-defense.
  2. Call the District Police Department at Extension 5911 (559 244-5911 for 24 hour service).  Give your name, location, department.  Advise them of the situation, and remain where you are until contacted by an officer.
  3. If safe to do so, stop and take the time to get a good description of the criminal. Note height, weight, sex, race, approximate age, clothing, method and direction of travel, and his or her name is known.  If the criminal is entering a vehicle, note the license number, make and model, color, and outstanding characteristics.
  4. In the event of civil disturbance normal routine.  If the disturbance is outside, stay away from doors and windows.
  5. Do not interfere with those persons creating the disturbance or with law enforcement authorities on the scene.