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Police: Crestwood Village Homes Targeted by Burglar

Police have been investigating burglaries and attempted burglaries for months

Police are cautioning residents in some Whiting senior communities to ensure that they secure their homes in an effort to thwart burglaries in the area. 

Officers have been investigating multiple burglaries and attempted burglaries in Crestwood Villages I, VI and VII, in which unlocked doors and windows were used to enter homes, Police Department Capt. Lisa Parker said. 

Police have found that "no further attempt" to enter a home is made by the suspect when he is "confronted with a locked door or window," Parker said. A witness to one incident described the suspect as a younger white male, about 6 feet tall with dark hair.

Money taken from wallets and purses has been the target of the burglar, who appears to strike during the overnight and early morning hours, the captain said. 

"Residents are urged to abide by a few safety tips that can highly increase your chances of not becoming a victim of a burglary," Parker said. "Make sure to lock your doors and windows, and don’t leave valuables in plain sight. Lock your car when you leave it, and take a few minutes to check the doors and windows of your home before going to bed, or before leaving your residence."

External motion sensor lights also can act as a deterrent, and residents are ask to alert police when they notice "anything unusual" happening, Parker said. 

The department can be reached at 732-657-6111.

Lola Garrido September 07, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Thank you Manchester Police for your excellent service to our commuinity. And thank you Chief for your time in speaking to us.
barbara September 07, 2012 at 05:44 PM
I agree, but i thought the by-laws, will have to look at them again, do not allow children to live with parents here more than 2 weeks.
barbara September 07, 2012 at 05:49 PM
I have lived here for 4 1/2 years and we love it here. When we first moved in, the second day we were here, we came home from work and my husband was looking at the airconditing unit on the side of the house. A Manchester police car pulled up and the officer approached my husband and asked him what he was doing. He came into our new home and asked us for identification. Apparantely, one of the neighbors called the police to report my husband as being suspicious. At the time, i was annoyed, we were new neighbors, why would they call the police? But now, i laugh about that day and I am grateful to have "nosey" neighbors who look out for village residents. Another incident, not too long ago, I had the cable guy here to fix a problem and he had a white van and was parked in our driveway while he was in the house doing his repair, and my neighbor called me to make sure i was home and everything was ok. This is a great place to live and we all have to look out for each other.
Joanna September 10, 2012 at 01:45 AM
You are so right, but sometimes the neighbors are just nosey and want to know your business but don't wany yo get involved,
blanchet September 14, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Dear Donna M. you might have a special angel in heaven, because as you know we had being riip off even from the association, charging us with a $100 dollars extra for a couple inches extra of the snow, and not fixing the roofs liking which is part of the maintanances is also a legal teth. At least this guy can go to the jail school to learn to do his job better, but the association has good Attorneys paying with our taxes and mantenance fee.


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