Saturday, December 22, 2012
Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek offers tips for keeping your home safe over the holidays.
Editor's Note: The following is a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office release. * Don’t openly display your Christmas tree and gifts in the window so it’s easily visible. A burglar could smash the window and grab the packages. * If you are away on a trip, ask a neighbor to help create a "lived in" look for your home. Use a light timer when you are away and ask a neighbor to keep the front of your home clean of papers and debris. A neighbor could even park a car on your driveway. * Don’t hide spare keys under rocks, in flowerpots, or above door ledges. Instead give the spare key to a trusted neighbor. * Don't announce that you are out-of-town on social media sites. Post your vacation photos on facebook when you return from your out-of-town …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Minneapolis police will meet with residents Tuesday night.
After a relatively uneventful summer, Southwest Minneapolis' Kingfield neighborhood has seen a rash of burglaries and thefts from cars in the last month. Weekly crime maps provided by the Minneapolis police department show a sudden, strong concentration of these crimes in and around Kingfield park since Aug. 22. Since that date, there have been seven thefts from cars in the neighborhood, nine residential burglaries, and two business burglaries. Representatives from the MPD's Fifth Precinct will be meeting with neighborhood residents tonight at a "traveling block party" organized by the Kingfield Neighborhood Association tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The group will meet at 38th and Grand Ave. To prevent car and house burglaries, police …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Unsecured windows to blame
Minneapolis Police are warning residents of Southwest Minneapolis to secure their windows after a number of burglaries have been reported in the area. In many cases, police say, the thieves cut window screens away, and were able to push up unlocked windows to gain entry to the house, or merely put their arms through the opening to snatch valuables and electronics within arms' reach. Police suggest the following measures to secure your windows. For double-hung windows: Or For sliding windows: Install a track filler-a piece of wood or metal in the window track that prevents the window from sliding past a certain point (4-6 inches)