More social media issues 

It seems normal transmission has resumed. I had major technical headaches last week with my email system, my carrier pigeon was sick and the Pony Express no longer operates so I was unable to write my column. Thanks to Deb for writing in my stead.

In my last column I talked about burglaries and the need to report any suspicious behaviour. A great example of this is during this week when a male was seen walking on a rural road. With the wonders of modern technology in the form of CCTV we have been able to identify a burglar who is active at the moment. I use this incident to highlight the importance of calling us when you see something.

Social Media is another topic I speak about frequently. Don’t believe everything you read on Facebook. Last week a post was made that contained a number of fallacies. While some of the fallacies painted a dim picture of police response, my concern was that the fallacies whipped up an online hysteria which posed a risk to the male subject involved in the incident. There is a lot more going on with the male concerned that can be disclosed by police and posting incorrect information is incredibly damaging to the work going on behind the scenes. I urge people to put their critical thinking cap on when on Facebook and not engage in damaging online behaviour.

Operation Christmas Hampers is in full swing now and we are finalising plans for our fundraising carwash and our food drive times. We will have updates soon to let you know when we will be collecting in your area.

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