Brazen burglars hit Lodi
Police officers move from house to house on Roper Avenue
searching for a burglary suspect on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012.
- Tips to help avoid burglaries
Make sure that exterior lights are mounted out of reach, so that
burglars can’t easily unscrew bulbs. Consider buying
motion-sensitive lights, which are now available at relatively low
prices. Use a variable light timer to activate lights inside your
home. Trim trees and shrubs near doors and windows so burglars
can’t hide in the shadows.
Make it time-consuming for a burglar to break into your home by
installing deadbolt locks on all exterior doors or by installing
double key locks in doors which contain glass. This will keep a
burglar from being able to open the door simply by breaking the
glass and reaching through.
If you can afford it, get a dog. You don’t need a large attack
dog; even a small dog creates a disturbance that burglars would
prefer to avoid. If you can afford it, install an alarm system that
will alert neighbors of a burglar’s presence. Most systems can even
summon local police directly.
— Source: www.spokanecops.org/crime-prevention-tips
Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 6:57 am, Fri Jan 13, 2012.
Brian Fedorchak glanced through his window Thursday afternoon
when he heard a commotion outside his home on Roper Avenue.
A small group of neighbors had gathered in his front yard,
talking animatedly amongst themselves.
Or, use your
Friday, January 13, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 6:57 am.