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Fighting Crime and Theft

Jan 12, 2023 12:00AM ● By By Debra Dingman

DIXON, CA (MPG) - Downtown businesses and all Dixon merchants are invited to attend an informational meeting on how they can prevent crime at a special meeting hosted by the Downtown Dixon Business Association. It will take place on Thursday, February 2, at The Creative Space, 160 West A Street, starting at 8:30 a.m. to about 10 a.m.

“As an association, we proactively support our members and our businesses within our downtown and we’re there to give them the tools that they need,” said DDBA President Jill Orr in response to the police report of an attempted burglary at a nearby restaurant.

“People are changing and stealing. We have to change too. We have to be better at securing our buildings and having cameras up. It’s about being able to recognize that there might be a problem in our small town,” she said.

Orr has lived in Dixon her whole life and was a Citizen of the Year. She remembers when “people didn’t lock their doors” and has been the DDBA President for several years. With her husband Greg, they own Dawson’s.

The speaker will be Matthew K. Olsen, Lead Deputy District Attorney and Community Prosecutor for Solano County District Attorney’s Office. His presentation will offer a discussion about local law enforcement and offer ways to work together to prevent retail theft in Dixon and in Solano County. Topics will include prevention, identification, apprehension, and prosecution.

A representative from the Dixon Police Department will also offer localized information and tips.

“We have to consider what resources we can use to stop these issues we are being faced with that we didn’t have to face before?” Orr asked. “People come in and take stuff. We can’t just leave things out.”

The presentation is free, there is free parking, and coffee will be provided. For reservations, please leave a message at the DDBA phone (707) 678-8400.


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