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Posted on: July 30, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Crime Watch Alert


On July 23rd Fishers Police Officers responded to residential burglary in the Brooks Landing Neighborhood (104th Street and Olio Road). The investigation revealed that prior to the burglary the suspect(s) broke into the resident’s vehicle while it was parked at a local business. The suspects removed the garage door opener and the vehicle registration. Investigators believe the suspect(s) then traveled to the address, on the registration, and used the garage door opener to gain access to the home. We encourage residents to secure their garage door openers and vehicle registrations in a locked glove box or trunk. Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to contact Detective Cesar Rodriguez at 317-595-3300.

Home Safety Tips

• Install exterior lights at all entrances. Consider motion detector lights.
• Install a wide-angle viewer on all exterior doors.
• Check who is at the door and do not open the door to anyone you don’t know.
• Install good locks on all doors and windows. Use those locks!
• Be sure locks on doors and windows can be opened quickly in case of fire.
• Leave a light on when you are not home. If you are on vacation, use a timer to control lighting.
• Don’t hide keys outside.
• Remove house keys from your keychain when your car is serviced.
• Talk with trusted neighbors. Keep an eye on their house and ask them to watch yours.
• Stop mail and newspaper delivery when you are away.
• Install an alarm system that will detect entry and notify police.
• Have your lawn mowed and snow shoveled when away.
• Close window blinds at night.
• Keep trees and bushes trimmed. Do not let plants block doors and windows.

Suspicious Activity

An event that is out of the ordinary or that makes you feel uncomfortable could be a crime in progress.
• Adults or juveniles walking casually through the neighborhood looking into windows, backyards, vehicles, etc.
• A vehicle driving slowly through your neighborhood with or without lights on.
• Something wakes you in the night.
• Someone you don’t know rings your doorbell.
• An unknown car parked near your home containing one or more people.
• If something is suspicious to you, Call the Police! 317-773-1282 (non-emergency) or 911

Fishers Police Chief George Kehl is convinced that having a strong partnership with the police department and your neighbors will give the Fishers community its best chance in deterring and detecting criminal activity.

Sergeant Tom Weger
Fishers Police Department

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