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Recent burglaries invigorate Fishers crime awareness

FISHERS, Ind. (WISH) – Three recent burglaries prompt the Fishers Police Department to release safety tip reminders to residents.

Fishers police stated that there have been three home burglaries in the past three weeks in the area.

The burglaries include one on March 9 at The Watermark on Cumberland Apartments, on 116th Street and Cumberland Road, one on March 21 at The River Highlands neighborhood, at Allisonville Road and River Highlands Drive, and the most recent on March 26 at The Bristols neighborhood, at 126th Street and Brooks School Road.

Police say that the suspects forced entry through the front or back door in each instance listed, and are hoping neighbors or someone might have witnessed the burglaries.

Police want everyone to keep the following safety tips in mind in their homes:

  • Install exterior lights at all entrances. Consider motion detector lights.
  • Install a wide-angle viewer on all exterior doors.
  • Check who is at the door and do not open the door to anyone you don’t know.
  • Install good locks on all doors and windows. Use those locks!
  • Be sure locks on doors and windows can be opened quickly in case of fire.
  • Leave a light on when you are not home. If you are on vacation, use a timer to control lighting.
  • Don’t hide keys outside.
  • Remove house keys from your keychain when your car is serviced.
  • Talk with trusted neighbors. Keep an eye on their house and ask them to watch yours.
  • Stop mail and newspaper delivery when you are away.
  • Install an alarm system that will detect entry and notify police.
  • Have your lawn mowed and snow shoveled when away.
  • Close garage doors at night.
  • Keep trees and bushes trimmed. Do not let plants block doors and windows.

Keep an eye out for suspicious activity, like the following:

  • An event that is out of the ordinary or that makes you feel uncomfortable could be a crime in progress.
  • Adults or juveniles walking casually through the neighborhood looking into windows, backyards, vehicles, etc.
  • A vehicle driving slowly through your neighborhood with or without lights on.
  • Something wakes you in the night.
  • Someone you don’t know rings your doorbell.
  • An unknown car parked near your home containing one or more people.
  • If something is suspicious to you, Call the Police!

To report suspicious activity or information related to the recent burglaries, call Fishers Sergeant Tom Weger at 317-595-3308.