So, you may have been very good this year and gotten the new PS5 or 52-inch television, but don't let the grinch steal your Christmas.
Law enforcement says the best way to avoid thieves from checking out your home, is not to advertise the gifts that you got by leaving the boxes they came in out with the garbage. They suggest compressing the large boxes and placing them in black garbage bags to be picked up later. Also, avoid posting on social media about the new gifts you got. Plus, it is a good idea to take pictures or video, of all items of value in your home and make a list of items, which should include the make, model and serial number for each item.