While many of the nation's workforces are being adversely affected by the ongoing down turn of our economy, law enforcement agencies in this area and across the country are experiencing an obvious “up-turn” in criminal activity.
With many people being out of work and struggling to make ends meet, unfortunately a few of those people turn to crime as their source of income.
Several cities in the area have experienced a number of daytime “home-invasion” burglaries where the intruders have brazenly forced their way into a residence in broad daylight, and the homes are being ransacked looking for anything of value, but especially anything easily concealed.
Although investigators are working on a few leads and poring over evidence in hopes of identifying these criminals, every homeowner needs to be ever vigilant in helping the police protect your property and quite possibly, your life.
Many residents wonder, “What can I do to prevent an intrusion?”. Sadly, there is no stopping anyone who has a strong determination to break into a home. But there are many things you can do to make your home less inviting.
Solutions and preventive measures can be simple and be free of charge or up to more complex such as alarming your home.
As an example, we offer house checks as a service to any resident that leaves for vacation or business and your home will be unoccupied for a time. Unfortunately this service all too often goes unused.
We would be happy to do a free in-home safety/security inspection for any resident and we can personally discuss what you can do, and what issues or concerns you may have.
Keep in mind that the best prevention is to be aware of what is going on in your neighborhood and to report things as you see them.
We would rather your concern with something in the neighborhood “be nothing” and it was reported and checked out, than for it to actually be a crime in progress and not get reported or reported several hours later when it can't be acted upon.
With you and your police department working together, many of these events can possibly be averted.
Contact Lt. George Schreiner at 635-4126 ext. 22 or at
to schedule your free inspection or if you want more information.