Just your annual reminder to NOT leave your Christmas garbage, especially large boxes for TVs, video games and more just outside your place after Christmas.

Doing so makes your house a huge bull's eye for wanna be thieves in the Yakima Valley. It lets them know you just got new cool stuff that's prime for the taking.

If you happen to get large-boxed items for the holidays, do anything else with them - use them for storage, take them to the dump, do anything else with them. But placing them outside your house next to your street side garbage cans is basically telling the neighborhood you have good stuff waiting inside and want people to take your stuff.

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