CRIME WATCH! Posted 6/3/11
During the past few months the Borough has seen several incidents occur for which the Police Department needs your help. The most serious activity reported has been two residential burglaries, one commercial burglary, and one attempt to gain access to a residential garage. In the commercial burglary of a construction business there was a significant amount of equipment taken. At the residential incidents, which occurred on the east side of the Borough, the items taken were change and small hand held electronic items. Items that are easy to conceal, light to carry, and of use by almost anyone. But what is more disturbing is that at the homes that were entered, very little effort was needed to gain access. Entry was made either through an unlocked door, or an unsecured window.
In addition, there have been several instances where cars have been entered and the interior rummaged through and in some cases, loose change was taken. When addressing these thefts it is important to note that most of these vehicles were left unsecured by their owners and there was no sign of forced entry. Simply locking the car may have prevented many of these thefts.
BE SMART Lock your cars when they are unattended and take your keys. Secure your homes from unwanted intrusion by locking screens, screen doors, bracing partially open windows (or better yet, close them when not at home or at night). If you're going to be working in the back yard, lock the front door. If you leave you home for a significant period for vacation, file a house check with the Police Department, and tell a neighbor.
BE ALERT Report street lights that are not working. Report suspicious activity in your neighborhood. Sometimes even the smallest tip leads to bigger things. Watch your neighbor's property as well as you own for persons who simply don't belong. Any construction being done will be on file at the Borough Office. In order to get into a home a burglar has to get close to the home first.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY SUMMER