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Posted on: October 22, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Crime Watch Alert (Home Safety Tips)


Over the past couple of days the Fishers Police Department has responded to two daytime residential burglaries. One of the burglaries occurred, in the Geist area, on the Marion County side of Fall Creek Road and the most recent in the area of 96th Street and Olio Road in Fishers. Thieves are targeting jewelry. Therefore we recommend residents secure their jewelry in a safe place where it cannot be easily removed from the home. Please take a few moments to review the following home safety tips:

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 garage doors 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 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. If your neighborhood is not an active member of the Fishers Neighborhood Crime Watch Program we encourage you to call Sergeant Tom Weger, at 317-595-3308, for more information.

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