Home Invasions & Burglary
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When the weather turns warm, home and car burglaries tend to increase. Burglary is a crime of opportunity. Most thieves look for an easy target. The majority of all thefts in Eatontown happen when people leave doors or windows unlocked. Don't become a victim! Make it difficult for a thief to target you by following these simple theft prevention tips:
Keep and eye on an open garage. It only takes a moment for criminals to remove valuable items such as golf clubs, bicycles, alcohol and tools. Worse yet, a thief could enter your unlocked home or steal your car. Always close your garage door unless it is within immediate sight.
Lock and secure all doors. Make sure you have deadbolts on all doors leading to your home. To secure sliding glass doors, install a bar or special lock.
Leave on the light. It only costs "a nickel a night" to leave your front and back outside lights on. Well-lit areas deter criminals from taking advantage of the cover of darkness.
be aware, alert and active. There cannot be a law enforcement officer on every corner in Eatontown, so citizen participation is essential to combat crime. Always report suspicious or unusual activity to the police. Get your neighbors together to start a Neighborhood Watch Program.
For more information on crime prevention programs such as Neighborhood Watch, National Night Out, Community Radio Watch or for a free home security survey, contact the community services officer, Ptl. Ryan Hennelly at 732-389-7638.
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Secure your vehicle: Desire + Ability + Opportunity = CRIME
Auto burglary prevention, like all crime prevention, is the act of taking away the criminals ability and/or opportunity to commit a crime. With a little time and diligence, you can make a difference in your vulnerability to auto burglary!
- Close your windows & lock you doors (the simplest & easiest prevention technique).
- Remove valuable items from your vehicle or lock them in the trunk.
- Remove 'pull-out' style radio face plates (if equipped).
- Park in well lit areas when possible.
- Park where your car will be easily & frequently viewed (natural surveillance)
- Park in your garage if you have one.
- Use a car alarm, it will alert anyone nearby.