During the summer, police usually notice an increase in home burglaries due to residents leaving windows and doors open or unlocked while they're away from home.
Police are offering the following tips to help residents make sure their homes and valuables are safe:
•Always lock your doors and windows including all side gates and patio doors.
•Install a home security alarm system with a motion detector light feature.
•Do not leave any packages, electronics, and other valuables in plain sight.
•Try not to be predictable and vary the times you leave your home and the routes you take.
•Leave a radio and use timers for lights.
•Label all your valuables with your driver’s license number.
•Do not leave your garage door(s) open.
•Organize or join a Neighborhood Watch Program on your street. Call your nearest regional command center, which are listed below, and request a free home security survey.
Pebble Hills, 915-599-5898; Mission Valley, 915-872-3600; Central, 915-838-8013; Northeast, 915-759-2004; and Westside, 915-585-6000.