September 18, 2014 09:05
The Portland Police Bureau and the Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Crime Prevention Coordinators would like to offer community members some helpful tips to reduce the occurrence of garage and shed burglaries.
- Lock garages and sheds when you are not able to monitor these areas. Tools, bicycles, and other items are often stolen out of an open garage while a resident gardens in the backyard or takes a break inside of the house.
- If your neighbors' garage door remains open for an extended period of time or is left open at night, let them know. They probably aren't aware and you can help keep your neighborhood safe from opportunistic thieves.
- Secure tools and climbing devices such as ladders since these can be used to access vulnerable areas of your home.