We learned from the Davis Police Department Thursday afternoon that a surge in burglaries that started at the beginning of January has continued. Here's a message from Davis Police Lt. Glenn Glasgow:
Over the past two weeks the Davis Police Department has continued to see an increase in residential burglaries city wide. During that time period, our officers took a total of twenty-one residential burglary reports. The days and times of these burglaries vary greatly. Several cases involved unlocked windows, doors, or sliders. Stolen items include laptop computers, jewelry, purses, electronics, and gaming systems.
Breakdown of activity by police beat:
- Beat 1 (West Davis): 10 Cases
- Beat 2 (Central Davis): 4 Cases
- Beat 3 (East Davis): 2 Cases
- Beat 4 (South Davis): 5 Cases
Please review and utilize the following preventative measures and tips:
- Make sure all windows, doors, garages, side gates, etc. are closed and locked when not in use. It is also suggested, keeping doors locked when you are home. This point has been repeated many times before, but DPD continues to see a high number of unlocked entry points among our residential burglaries.
- Report any suspicious activity such as persons walking or driving up and down your street, checking for unlocked doors and/or looking in windows, backyards or vehicles. Vehicles “cruising” your neighborhood at very slow speeds or sitting in a vehicle for extended periods can also be signs of suspicious activity.
- Always go with your “gut feeling”, if something does not feel or look right, it probably isn’t. Call it in!
- BE ALERT, BE AWARE, and be prepared to BE A GOOD WITNESS. CALL 911 from your home phone or 530-758-3600 from your cellular phone to report suspicious activities in progress!
For questions, more preventative measures, or inquiries about starting a neighborhood watch group please contact Jonny Volan at the Davis Police Department, 530-747-5421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you seen any suspicious activity?