House B&E Alert

This is a crime alert from the PG community police officer Ofc. Melanie Sarita.

5 houses were broken into in Hollywood last week. Three were on Hollywood Rd, one on 52nd Ave, and one on 48th Pl. These breaking and enterings have occurred during the day. One incident the resident came home and saw the suspect fleeing the side of her house as she was parking in the driveway. The lookout was for a young black male. Please call the police department when you see any suspicious people in the area. Please forward this email to all the members that are on your list serve so that they are aware as well. Thank you in advance.

There was another break-in at the 9700 block of 52nd Avenue last Thursday. Unlike the 5 incidents Ofc. Melanie reported above, the incident happened in the middle of the night (around 1am) – the perpetrator tried to sneak into the house through a window. Fortunately, the residents inside the house woke up and called 911. By the time the police came, the thief left fled the house.

Officer Sarita later told me that she visted the victim and the lookout is  for an older male possibly black.

Residents are reminded of these Burglary Prevention Tips:
Make your home look occupied, and make it difficult to break in.

Lock all outside doors and windows before you leave the house or go to bed. Even if it is for a short time, lock your doors.

Leave lights on when you go out. If you are going to be away for a length of time, connect some lamps to automatic timers to turn them on in the evening and off during the day.

Keep your garage door closed and locked.

Don’t allow daily deliveries of mail, newspapers or flyers build up while you are away. Arrange with the Post Office to hold your mail, or arrange for a friend or neighbor to take them regularly.

Arrange for your lawn to be mowed if you are going away for an extended time.

Check your locks on doors and windows and replace them with secure devices as necessary.

Pushbutton locks on doorknobs are easy for burglars to open. Install deadbolt locks on all your outside doors.

Sliding glass doors are vulnerable. Special locks are available for better security.

Other windows may need better locks. Check with a locksmith or hardware store for alternatives.

If you see something going on in your neighborhood or street please report it.
Call 911 or the Prince George’s County Police non-emergency number 301-333-4000

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1 Comment to “House B&E Alert”

  1. By Joe, May 7, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

    Is it just me, or do we (CP residents) need to do something a little more “proactive”?