Over the past month there has been four (4) house breaks in
the lower Haverhill Street area between Madison Ave and Glen Ave. An
unknown suspect(s) have entered these homes by way of an open door. A fifth
attempt was unsuccessful when the homeowner heard the door knob turning.
The most recent break occurred tonight on Avon Street.
During the same period of time in this area of town there
has been an additional three (3) house breaks into locked houses that occurred
during the day.
The following are some tips to help make your home safer and less of a
target by potential burglars:
A short list of
safety check points to make your home safer.
1. Make a
security check list and post in a prominent place.
all doors and windows. Number
One Safety Tip
II. Leave a light
on if you will not be back until after dark.
III. Verify that
any window air-conditioning units are secured to the window frame.
IV. Verify that
motion sensor lights are turned on.
V. Verify that
you have set a "Charlie Bar" or commercial locking device in your
VI. Set alarm.
2. Account for
all of the keys to your house.
3. If you use an
emergency key hider, make sure it is not placed in an obvious location and that
it is not easily identifiable.