Come on up north and find the island you were attracted to long ago.
Peaceful, safe, friendly.
Sleep with the windows open, walk along the beach in the moonlight.
We have lived here for 20 years. In 20 years we've had one theft - a boat propeller was taken off my boat about 5 years ago.
Forever I have told anybody who comes to our house to sell things that we keep no money at the house. If I buy, I write a check.
When people come looking for a job - even if I think they "might be" scoping us out, I try to speak respectfully to them, and wish them well in their search. If they say they really need money for food I feed them - we keep cans of vienna sausage on hand, along with bread & cheese and canned beans. I give them a big plate of food and a coke and wish them the best in getting work.
In town there is a greater concentration of people (ergo targets) and unemployed (ergo desperate). Times are TOUGH everywhere. If you can't get a job in this place there is no food-stamp office, there is NOTHING.
Add drugs to the mix and we've got a problem for sure - one we are addressing as a community with great collaboration and dedication right now. We need not just more police - we need more awareness on so many levels. Involvement, awareness, collaboration and generosity are keys to a solution. And the solution is well on its way.
Please, instead of complaining contact the Mayor and ask what you can do to help. We have an incredible Town Board - it's absolutely amazing how they care, work, are dedicated in every way. We've got a problem in town but we also have a remarkable opportunity - join in the wave of positivity and fall in love with San Pedro all over again.