Arlington police have scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in the Stratton School auditorium to address the recent rash of home break-ins.
Officers will discuss their investigation efforts, offer public safety tips and answer questions about the break-ins (more information).
The break-ins have been occurring overnight (11 p.m. to 6 a.m.), primarily between Summer Street and the Winchester line.
Police are investigating the incidents, but are asking for the public’s help: anyone with information regarding a break-in or suspicious activity is asked to contact the Arlington Police Criminal Investigation Bureau at 781-316-3938.
Police are also asking that residents take the following steps to help prevent future crimes like break-ins from happening:
• Please promptly report unusual activity, vehicles, or people in your neighborhood to police using 911
• Lock your home at all times even when going out for short periods of time
• Utilize your home alarm system if your home has one
• Talk to and develop security plans with neighbors
• Secure all sliding doors, windows, and mounted air conditioning units
• When possible make use of motion sensor lighting
• Keep garage and shed doors closed and locked if possible
• Secure your property by keeping bushes and trees trimmed to eliminate hiding spaces for would be thieves
• If you are going away on vacation or business, make sure to stop mail and newspaper deliveries