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Warm Temperatures, Burglaries on the Rise

Time to review your home for safety, security

May 9, 2013 — Noting a spike in reported cases, the Salt Lake City Police Department’s community outreach officers have been out in force looking for burglars and educating the public.

Detectives from the Community Intelligence Unit (CIU) conducted a burglary enforcement operation earlier this week in the vicinity of 600 North to 1340 North and 1000 West to the Jordan River Parkway. They conducted pedestrian and traffic stops, engaged residents of the area, distributed information on “See Something, Say Something” procedures, and gathered intelligence.

While two arrests were made, the more important aspect of the effort was educating the public about ways to secure their property, spot suspicious activity and work with police to reduce crime in their neighborhoods. Patrol officers and CIU detectives reported an increase in the number of garages left open and unattended and bicycles and lawn tools left out in the open and unsecured. This increases the likelihood of being victimized.

Click the image below for valuable tips to secure your home.

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The Department reminds the community that it can contribute to the overall crime prevention effort by partnering with us and identifying suspicious activity. To play your role in public safety, the Police Department suggests the following:

  • See Something, Say Something: If you see something suspicious, say something. For confidential tips, the Police Department offers the TipSoft online portal or mobile application. Anonymous tips may be sent by texting TIPSLCPD plus information to 274637. To install the free app for iPhone or Droid, search for “TipSoft” or “TipSubmit” on the Apple App Store or Android Market.
  • Home Security Checklist: Review your property for vulnerabilities that criminals may exploit. This downloadable form (attached) provides a checklist to make the job easier.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

 

 

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