With the holiday season upon us, many residents will look to websites such as OfferUp, Craigslist, LetGo, or Facebook to buy/sell things, often resulting in the need to meet with a stranger to complete the transaction.
Police realize that while these sites are a great way to save money or even make a little, one of the more challenging aspects is meeting a stranger somewhere to complete a transaction. With that in mind, Orange Police created a spot to meet individuals right at police headquarters, in a safe and secure environment, with the added benefit of being recorded on video inside police headquarters.
Police urge anyone who is making a transaction with a stranger to come to police headquarters at 314 Lambert Road. At the end of the driveway, on the right, the very first parking space is marked with a permanent sign designating it as the the ‘Meetup Spot’ for internet transactions. The spot will remain, even once the holiday season has passed.
Police also advise that if you are conducting one of these transactions and anything about the exchange does not feel right, there are police officers inside the headquarters building to help.