The Davis Police Department said Wednesday that there have been eight reported residential burglaries in Davis since the start of the new year -- just nine days ago.
"The burglaries occurred in West, East, and South Davis," said Lt. Glenn Glasgow in a release. "Three of the burglaries were interrupted by the residents who were home at the time of the crime."
Glasgow's release continues:
One of the incidents, which occurred on January 8 at 10 pm happened after the resident’s doorbell rang. By the time the resident got to the front door, the subject was gone. After the resident was alerted by his dogs, he observed a male subject riding a bicycle away from the side of his house and discovered a window screen had been removed from a window. The only description provided by victim resident was a White or Hispanic male approximately 25 years old.
Of the eight burglaries, the suspect was able to gain access to six residences through an open or unlocked door or window; one was by unknown means; one was completed when the window screen was removed but no entry was made.
The suspect(s) are taking jewelry, electronics, and wallets.
UPDATE: Lt. Glasgow sent Davis Patch the locations of the burglaries Thursday morning:
- 700 block of Adams
- 600 block of Cantrill
- 1600 block of Drew
- 600 block of Eisenhower
- 4100 block of Tallow
- 1200 block of Villaverde
- 1300 block of Wake Forest
- 3000 block of Mono
The Davis Police Department would like to offer community members the following crime prevention tips:
- Always lock your doors and windows, especially when away from your home and while sleeping.
- Trim back trees and shrubbery that may obstruct your windows.
- If feasible, place locks on your exterior gates to prevent easy access to your backyard.
- Make sure all your door and window locks are in working order. Activate your home alarm.
- If your doorbell rings, acknowledge the person who is outside and only open the door if you feel safe.
- If your neighborhood has not done so, form a Neighborhood Watch Group
Anyone with information about these incidents is urged to contact the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400
Have you seen any suspicious activity? To what do you attribute this spike?