Penn Yan Police Chief Thomas Dunham reminds the public that the police department can provide extra patrols and checks on your village home or property.

"We currently conduct checks on homes where owners travel seasonally, are on vacation, are selling their home, or the home is temporarily vacant for another reason," Dunham explains.

To request this service, stop into the Police station at the back of the Penn Yan Village Hall or call 315-536-4426.

The police department also provides assistance to anyone for anyone who locks themselves out of their vehicle. This can save the owner both time and money, he says, adding that the officers will also provide this service in emergencies outside of the village such as when a baby or pet is locked in a car.