Things in Potrerillos have been quiet however there was one incident of theft of personal property from a resident who lives in Potrerillos Arriba including an update of a pervious burglary case from Potrerillos Abajo.
An unidentified resident who is believed to be North American lost his or her lap top computer when unknown individual(s) somehow gained access to their PC equipment and disappeared with it. No information was provided about the exact time line of the theft but it is believed that this incident occurred about 3 to 4 weeks ago in the area of Potrerillos Arriba. No additional information was reported related to this crime or any other lost property and no suspect information was provided.
Update on an older burglary case:
An American resident from Potrerillos Abajo reported that after his home was burglarized several months ago that some of his credit cards which were ripped off from his home were being used by unknown individual(s) in David. Information provided suggests that the victim had not discovered that his credit cards were missing before the perpetrators had unlawfully used them. No suspect information has been developed however the victim indicated that he reported this additional crime to the Local Authorities.
About 6 days ago I was on my way to David while cautiously driving through the area in front of the Potrerillos Gas Station when I was almost hit by another vehicle who failed to stop for the clearly marked stop sign posted at the intersection that exits from Potrerillos Abajo. The responsible vehicle an SUV operated by an older Panamanian male driver without due diligence completely failed to stop or even attempt to slow down from the high rate of speed that his was traveling when speeding through the intersection and stop sign.
This incident could have resulted in a serious collision however I was able to avoid this dangerous fool. This entire incident was captured and recorded on my ““DASH CAM “ and the imagery was provided to the Dolega Police Department for possible follow up. You are advised to drive around Potrerillos and David with an abundance of caution. It is recommended that you drive slowly through the construction zones, have your head light on during the day to increase your vehicles visibility and always use your seat belt for your safety. NO Cell Phones while driving!!
I have a high definition wide angle video “dashboard camera” capable of recording up to 5 hours of digital motion imagery while driving. These cameras and other useful technology are available at http://www.zetronix.com/
Other considerations while operating a vehicle in Panama is to have a small digital camera including a pen and writing pad in your car at all times in case you are involved in an accident. It may be a good idea to keep a copy of the “Emergency Contact” info sheet provided by the Potrerillos NHW program in your vehicle.
Items of interest:
1. A new source for papers spry has been located in David including hand held pistol type dispenser resembling a small 38. revolver that has a range of 25 feet according to the specifications. This vendor also has larger pepper foam/spray type sprayers about the size of a small fire extinguisher for home or office use. They can be found at the “La Casa De las Baterias” 774-4826 WWW.CASABAT.COM
2. I have started production of the in-floor safes (attached). These units are available in a standard size that I am tooled up to produce and can be built larger to accommodate a standard lap top PC. I can also hand craft one or these units any size to fit your specific needs. When properly installed they providing excellent protection for everything you decide or need to safe guard with in it. There have been multiple cases recently where home owners have lost highly valued items of personal property from individual who were employed within their residence. This type of equipment will prevent both internal and external threats. This important addition to your security strategy can also protect the contents from loss due to a fire.
These hand crafted units can be custom manufacture for $300 and require approximately 1½ to 2 weeks to fill orders. Feel free to contact me to examine a prototype or to request one of these high security in-ground vaults for your home, by appointment only.
Potrerillos Neighborhood Watch Facilitator
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