Residential Burglaries On Wednesday, August 17th, three residential burglaries occurred in eastern Shorewood. They are believed to have taken place during the mid-morning to early afternoon hours. The crimes took place in the Covington Road, Christmas Lake Road, and Galpin Lake Road neighborhoods.
The SLMPD urges you to always lock all doors and windows when you leave home, even for a short period. It is best to keep doors locked even when you are home. Keep your overhead garage door closed. If you have an alarm system, use it; if you are not familiar or comfortable with its operation, contact your alarm company for assistance. An improperly adjusted sliding glass door may be easily lifted from its track and removed, allowing a burglar to enter quickly and quietly. A locksmith can check your door and adjust it if necessary. He can also install a pin-lock mechanism to enhance security.
As always, if you see or hear anything that you feel is suspicious or looks "out of place" in your neighborhood, report it immediately by dialing 911.