As the investigation into three home burglaries in Grosse Pointe Shores continues, the Director of Public Safety, John Schulte, offers some tips for residents who may be away from their homes for extended time.
There have been three burglaries police believe are related and have been committed by the same group of people. Shores police have asked residents to call 911 if they see anything suspicious as the suspects are believed to be casing homes during the day and returning at night--focusing on homes where they believe no one is home.
Schulte included a list of recommendations for residents as preventative measures, including:
- notifying the department of public safety of vacations or extended absences from the house by calling 881-5500
- keeping alarms in good working order; notifying the department of public safety in the case of an accidental false alarm but recognizing an officer will still respond to ensure everything is in order
- stopping mail and newspaper delivery for extended time away
- using interior lighting with timers to alternate area of home lit at different times of the day
- maintain snow removal or lawn care throughout vacations or extended absences
- notify the department of public safety of your return
Additionally, Schulte is reminding residents to avoid leaving their cars running and unattended to warm-up on cold mornings.