We did have a few burglaries (two in the ed. hill area and two in the south end) yesterday. One of which the person was home and did not answer the door when the suspect attempted contact.
- Report suspicious activities to police. Be a good witness- get a good description and be able to describe the person and their suspicious activity to police dispatchers.
- Make your house look occupied and if it is occupied answer the door—you don’t have to open the door, but at least communicate through the door. The suspects are not usually looking for confrontations; they will move on if they know (or think) someone is home.
- Practice good crime prevention. Cut back bushes and shrubs so you can see out, and so passersby can see your entry points. Make sure all exterior lights work.
- Take a few minutes to put on your bad guy hat. Walk your neighborhood as if you were the bad guy. Which house would you target and why? Hopefully it’s not yours!
By Jim Bove
Redmond Police Community Facilitator