The Advocates is shedding light on the crime of stalking this month and offering support to those who have experienced or are experiencing stalking.

     “In a small rural town, people often feel like they are immune from crime, which is unfortunately not the case,” a January newsletter from the organization states. “Stalking is as prevalent in the Wood River Valley as in larger cities. Often, our clients describe feeling upset because someone won’t stop calling or texting, they feel like they are being followed or someone just won’t leave them alone.”

     For anyone noticing any of the following warning signs, resources and options at The Advocates are available by calling 208-788-4191: Repeated calls or texts, being followed or someone showing up wherever you are, sending unwanted gifts, letters or electronic communications, damaging your home or other property, monitoring your calls or computer use, driving by or hanging out outside your home, threatening you, your pets or friends and family or other actions that control, track or frighten you.

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