From time to time,†Burglaries (commonly known as home break-ins),†occur in the Police District.†Most often, they†occur in the late afternoon to early evening hours, usually when itís dark. The most common method of entry into the home is through a rear window or door by force. The homes†are usually†dark Ė No inside or outside lights on. Follow these tips to keep your home and property safe!
- A dark house is an unoccupied house. A house with no light on at dinner time tells burglars that you are not at home.
- Do not leave all your valuables in your bedroom. Burglars always check bedrooms first
- Keep shrubbery trimmed. Thick, tall shrubbery provides cover for a burglar to work undetected.
- If you have an alarm system, put up signs that say you do. Do not use signs that hint at what type of equipment you system uses. Have your alarm serviced by a reputable technician.
- USE YOUR ALARM
- Make sure the exterior of your house is well-lit. Exterior lights are important — especially near doors or in the rear of the house, where burglars do most of their work.
- Close and lock your windows. Most burglars won’t attempt to break a secured window for fear of attracting attention.
- Secure any sliding doors. Make sure the lock is in working order. A steel rod in the door channel is helpful. For additional security, install two or three screws in the overhead track to reduce the chance of the door being lifted out of the track.
Residents and Police are partners in solving crime; we welcome the information provided by the communities we serve. If you see something Ė Say Something. If you hear something Ė Say Something.† Donít wait, call 911 immediately. If you are using a cell phone, dial 883 0500. If you are unsure about whether to call, I encourage you to call.