Parkallen resident’s cautioned over string of residential B&Es
Southwest Division members are encouraging Parkallen residents to properly secure their homes and garages, following an ongoing string of residential break and enters in that neighborhood.
Police have receive an increase in reported residential break and enters on the south side and more specifically within recent weeks, the Parkallen neighborhood. These break-ins have occurred primarily during day-time hours, when residents are away from their homes.
There have been a variety of methods used by the person(s) responsible, and investigators have few descriptions or details to work with. However, it is possible that the culprits are familiar with the neighborhood and may have been watching the area prior to committing the break-ins.
The EPS is warning Parkallen residents to be wary of any suspicious activity and of any strangers in the area. Investigators are also reminding residents that the sooner an incident is reported to EPS, the better the changes of police apprehending those responsible.
The EPS is asking for assistance from the public and reminding everyone that there are steps they can take to avoid becoming a B7E target. Some very simple preventive measures everyone can adopt include:
Remember to keep all of your doors locked. This includes any back alley garages and/or sheds you may have on your property. Deadbolts are considered much sturdier than knob locks or door chains. Consider purchasing a deadbolt for you doors.
- Consider having an alarm system installed in your home. If this is something you are not considering or it may not be in your budget, seek out alarm stickers or other warning messages, such as ‘Beware of Dog’ which can be placed on your door.
- Consider purchasing a timer to place on lights in your residence, allowing them to turn on automatically at various times.
- If budget and time allows, consider installing motion lights on your garage and near the doors to your house.
- Speak to your neighbors about what is happening in your community. Keep an eye on their property as well as your own.
- If your instincts are telling you that someone looks suspicious or doesn’t belong in your neighborhood, call the Edmonton Police Service complaint line.
Anyone with information regarding these Parkallen residential break and enters is urged to contact the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.