With area colleges back in session the Oneonta Police Department says the increased number of students in the area give more opportunities for them to become victims of crime.

Authorities recommend that doors and windows of dwellings along with cars should be locked at all times and never leave any valuables within plain view in a vehicle – that even includes spare change. Also be sure to park in a well-lit area and always be aware of your surroundings especially at night. Finally, call police if you see or suspect suspicious activity.