Residential Burglaries


Residential Burglaries

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has seen a rise in residential burglaries in Ingleside and unincorporated Lake Villa.  Between November 5, 2013 and January 3, 2014 there have been four residential burglaries in these areas.  There have also been attempted burglaries where the offender is scared off by the homeowner or a neighbor.

An offender was described as a White or Hispanic male, approximately 6’00” weighing 150-170lbs.

It is common to see a rise in burglaries during this time of year.  It becomes dark outside early and criminals use that to their advantage.  You can prevent a burglary from occurring by following these suggestions:

Ø  Always lock your residence.

Ø  Keep outside lights on and use motion sensor lights.

Ø  Make your home appear to be occupied.  If you are away use automatic timers on lights.

Ø  Don’t allow mail or garbage to pile up.

Ø  Be aware of your surroundings.  If you see something unusual, call the police. 

End of Release.

This post is contributed by a community member. The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Patch Media Corporation. Everyone is welcome to submit a post to Patch. If you'd like to post a blog, go here to get started.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »