Boise Police have taken three residential burglary reports related to the apartment building evacuated after a fire at the Arbor Crossing apartments located on the 5100 block of West Stoker Lane. One burglary was reported yesterday (Monday) around 1:00 pm and the victim believes it happened sometime that morning. A safe and miscellaneous gold and silver jewelry were among the items reported stolen. Two burglaries were reported today (Tuesday), in both cases a TV and some other miscellaneous items were taken. In two of the cases it’s clear the suspect broke a lock on the victim’s front door to gain entry. The burglaries are under investigation.
Some relevant safety tips for anyone else worried about residential burglaries.
-Install quality locks on doors and windows and use them. Lock and close your doors and windows even when you're home. Do not rely on thumb-turn locks on windows, as they can be unlocked through a broken window. A good quality deadbolt should be installed on every exterior entry door no matter how friendly your neighborhood is, make it a habit to check for locked doors each time you leave the house or go to bed.
-Pay attention to suspicious activity or anything that appears out of place. Immediately report any and all suspicious activity by calling your local 24-hour non-emergency number 377-6790 or 911 in the event of an emergency.
-Photograph your valuables and engrave your property with a form of identification, such as your driver's license number.
-Store valuables in a safety deposit box.
-Ask a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your home while you are gone and to report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police department.