Naples Police Chief Watkins on Combatting Theft

A little common sense goes a long ways when preventing theft. Naples City Police Chief Mark Watkins reports that there has been an ongoing issue of people leaving themselves vulnerable to thieves by leaving garage and other doors open or unlocked and valuables left out in the open. We like to feel like we are safe in the country and that it’s “not like in the big city,” says Chief Watkins, but unfortunately people are being preyed upon by thieves out looking for an opportunity. Be smart, continues Chief Watkins, and keep things secure and garage doors closed to “eliminate the opportunity for that criminal element.” Chief Watkins also says that law enforcement appreciates it when they are approached by citizens who share any suspicious behavior they have seen or that offer information on just about anything. Often times that information helps with an investigation or “worst case scenario,” shares Chief Watkins, “it leads to nothing.”

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.