'Tis the season for home break-ins and junk accumulating around the neighborhood.

To the Editor:

'Tis the season for home break-ins and junk accumulating around the neighborhood. My neighborhood just had another home break-in. My house was the first of four home burglaries on this street over the past couple of years, and just recently, a burglar parked his car here, ran through backyards and burglarized a house on an adjacent street.

Many of the local neighbors choose to park their vehicles on the street rather than in their driveway, and it's obvious that the observant crook saw an opportunity to leave his car where no one would become suspicious.

He probably thought, "What is another car cluttering the curb?"

Sure, we all have guests who need to park at the curb, but most times a safe and convenient place to park is in the driveway. Why do so many people not see the inconvenience and even security concerns that their parking habits cause others?

On another note, has anyone noticed that not all Worthington residents follow city code regarding trashcans? My street alone has several residents who consistently choose to keep their garbage cans in front of their garage doors. This hardly improves the look and property value of the area. What are people thinking?

A fine New Year's resolution for us all would be to become more thoughtful of others. Park in our garages and driveways and keep trashcans out of sight.

Kathy Hall
Worthington