The Holiday season will soon be upon us. Most of us will be shopping and visiting with friends and family and even taking a vacation. Homes will be filled with gifts and goodies, and unfortunately, there are those ,who capitalize on the holiday season.

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but it is also the season to be wary of burglars,thieves, and other holiday grinches. Nothing can ruin the Holiday spiritfaster than becoming the victim of a crime.

Today -Monday (11/ 18/2013) Sometime between 8 am and 1130 am, a residence in the 300 block of Englewood was burglarized.

The Cammack Village Police Department would like to remind residents to take extra precaution in securing their residences during this busy season.

Burglary Prevention

Burglars usually work during daytime hours, with the peak time being between 8am
and Noon. So pay particular attention to suspicious activity during these hours.

Make it time-consuming for a burglar to break into your home by:
• Make sure all your exterior doors have deadbolt locks with a 1″ throw.
• Make sure outside doors and door frames are solid, 1 3/4″ metal or hardwood.
• Use the locks you have. Always lock up when you go out, even if only for a
few minutes.
• If you have and Alarm – Use it! Arm your alarm system even if you are only
going to be away from home for a short time (grocery store).
• If you have a privacy fence surrounding your back yard, lock the gates with padlocks. This prevents easy access to the rear of your home.

Just in Case…
Sometimes, all your best efforts won’t stop a determined burglar. It’s wise to take some precautions that will help you get your property back should a criminal successfully break into your home:

Compile a list of your property; values, descriptions, model, serial numbers (keep receipts of expensive items, such as stereos, computers, etc). Take photos of valuables, such as jewelry or other unique items. Store this list and photos in a safe place- not on your computer. This type of information is crucial to the possible recovery of your property and the prosecution of those responsible for its theft.

It is critical for citizens to be observant and report suspicious activity. Officers can not be everywhere at once.

Please report suspicious persons and activity to the police department- IMMEDIATELY (663-8267). Please note subject and vehicle descriptions (make, model, and license plate numbers) direction of travel etc.