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Crime Alert: 8 Home Burglaries in Davis Since New Years Day (UPDATED)

There have been eight burglaries already in 2013.

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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? 

Jennifer Bernstein January 09, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Where in Davis were the burglaries?
lori webster January 10, 2013 at 12:41 AM
What part of davis did this happen?
Justin Cox (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 01:56 AM
I put an email out to police. I know they won't give addresses. "The burglaries occurred in West, East, and South Davis" is all they gave initially. I'll see if I can get some cross streets.
Anonymous January 10, 2013 at 03:48 PM
Ours was in west Davis. They came in and stole 3 laptops
Justin Cox (Editor) January 10, 2013 at 07:18 PM
Police emailed me back this morning with some more specific locations: 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
Jennifer Bernstein January 10, 2013 at 07:19 PM
Thanks, Justin!
Roberto January 10, 2013 at 08:53 PM
It's well known that Davis has a majority of Democratic households that hate guns and that are totally into Gun Control. That means no guns in the house, which means ,if you're a burglar, there's not a whole lot to be afraid of.
CS January 11, 2013 at 05:35 AM
I live in South Davis and someone came and knocked on my door in the evening on the 7th. I answered and the person was pretty unfriendly for someone that was trying to ask for something. When I told him I wasn't interested he got upset that I didn't want to hear the rest of his spiel and I quickly shut the door.
Mark Gold January 11, 2013 at 06:17 PM
"Of the eight burglaries, the suspect was able to gain access to six residences through an open or unlocked door or window" Here's an idea, lock your doors and windows. It's called common sense.

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