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Livermore Police Community Advisory: Residential Burglaries

Police are asking residents to lock doors, leave lights and televisions on, trim trees blocking windows and doors, install alarms and watch for suspicious activity

From the Livermore Police Department:

The Livermore Police Department has seen a recent increase in daytime residential burglaries. Officers who have investigated these cases have seen similar methods of operation concerning how suspects are entering homes. The following information is intended to assist citizens in protecting their property through crime prevention techniques and is based upon the information gleaned from recent investigations.

No specific area in Livermore is being inpacted and police are following leads as they arise, officer David Blake said.

• Do not leave any doors unlocked during the day or night. Some recent points of entry have been through unlocked side gates, unlocked side garage doors and/or unlocked interior garage doors.

• Trim trees and bushes that are blocking views to windows and doorways ensuring burglars do not have areas to hide as they work to break in.

• Install alarm systems and video surveillance at your residences and network with neighbors who may have video surveillance already installed.

• Leave lights or televisions on during the day and night in order to give the appearance that someone is home.

• Always note suspicious persons or vehicles in your neighborhoods, either reporting the incidents to LPD (non-emergency) or by keeping notes for future reference.

Most importantly, get to know your neighbors. Know what vehicles and persons reside or belong in the area so that suspicious situations are more easily recognizable. The Livermore Police Department can assist in this through facilitation of a Neighborhood Watch program. These programs are instrumental in establishing a sense of community and a close partnership with the police department.

Those interested in Neighborhood Watch programs should contact Nicole Aguon at (925) 371-4987.

Report suspicious persons and vehicles to the Livermore Police Department dispatch center (non-emergency) at (925) 371-4987. Please be prepared to provide as much descriptive information as possible to include; race, height, weight, clothing, vehicle descriptions, license plate numbers, and other identifying marks.

Any persons with information concerning the latest burglaries may leave an anonymous message at 925-294-7506. Please provide as much information as possible in reference to suspects and how the information is known.

In the case of emergency, please dial 911.

Bay Area Patch Reader February 04, 2013 at 08:42 PM
Any details on the latest burglaries that this article is pertaining to?
MTOL February 04, 2013 at 10:03 PM
You can see what crimes have taken place in Livermore using the crime map on the Livermore Police Department's website. You can tailor your search for different types of crimes, for certain time frames, etc. It is designed for the public.
Nicole Lucia Samara February 04, 2013 at 10:15 PM
we've had 2 on our street alone since September (one just 2 weeks ago). I am ready for them.
Maurice Duenas February 04, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Since i do not work, I am able to watch my house and my neighbors houses very well. I am well stocked with a large assortment of firearms and am willing to use them should anyone forcibley brake into my house and make me fear for my life. People just sneaking around my yard will get other nasty surprises that will make them think twice about coming anywhere near my house ever again.
Former Resident February 05, 2013 at 01:01 AM
This could be a contributing factor that thiefs are now using as a mechanism to burglarize homes in Livermore. http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/crime-law/police-discover-newspaper-hold-list-burglary-suspe/nWFgZ/
Cherry February 05, 2013 at 03:56 AM
It may be helpful to join nextdoor.com to communicate with your neighbor's as well.
Kelly Hunt February 05, 2013 at 06:56 AM
Another thing to be aware of is strange phone calls, especially to elderly people. My boyfriends grandmothers have gotten calls from what sounds to be my bf but they're not. they are calling asking for money for reasons such as a DUI or a broken nose, neither of which he has. We were told if it happens to not do any money electronically but say you'll write a check and get there address, then to tell the authorities.
Jim Chu February 05, 2013 at 08:03 AM
Has anyone else noticed cars that drive around Livermore - up one block and down the next - in the early morning hours? I can see them from my 2nd-floor window. It's not the newspaper delivery person either. I've also noticed cars that come down my dead end street, turn around in front of my place and go right back out. Big sign at the end of the street says, "NOT A THROUGH STREET". What are these people doing? Casing the neighborhood? Should I start writing down license plates?
Roger V. Tranfaglia February 06, 2013 at 04:32 AM
If its the same cars,YES! They are casing your neighborhood!!!!!
Concerned Downtown Citizen February 09, 2013 at 10:09 AM
These problems will continue to get worse until the city devotes the necesary Police manpower to deal with the Trannsient population of so called Homeless people living in every nock, crack, and corner of our city.Most of hese so called homeless are drug and Alcohol addicted male between the age of 25 and 50 . Their is also a small population of Mentally ill citizens who have not been able to recieve the necesary treatment they need, but they make a small percentage of the total. Additionally their is a group of parents who don't seem to care their kids are roamng the city smoking pot and drinking all day. It's true thAT THEY OPERATE all around the city they mostly use the Downtown area as a base.That is a result of the fact that a grgroup of well intended but nieve socia; and areliggious groups have chosen to set up food and shower services for these folks exsclusively in the Downtown area, with out any regard for those of us who live Down town or the Downtown Merchants whose. It is not enough to just provide food and a shower once a week and then send them out into our neighborhood Leaving he Downtown community to deal with the aftermath of their actions.I don't question the motives of those funding these activities If they are going to provide sevices they need to comprehensive with Drug/Mental health counseling.They should not be all centralized in Livermore they should be spread around the whole Tri-Valley. Let the whole county deal with this problem
Californicated1 February 09, 2013 at 11:54 AM
As a rule, I never join anything that would have me as a member, thanks to the advice I once got watching a Marx Brothers movie. But if you were my actual neighbor, you know that I would be doing more than just "communicating" with you, especially if that was your actual picture in your avatar.
Californicated1 February 09, 2013 at 12:00 PM
You should be reporting any suspicious behavior when it is observed and if you have video capabilities or video surveillance equipment already capturing what is going on in your neighborhood, by all means submit it.
Concerned Citizen February 15, 2013 at 06:27 PM
I understand your concern but these aren't the people driving cars through neighborhoods and committing robberies. The guys who committed break-ins in my neighborhood were from Baypoint.

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