Via e-mail from COPS volunteer and neighborhood ‘crime hound’ Sue Hille:
“Around midnight Saturday 5/15 there was a break-in and burglary on the 600 block of South Hatch. The residents came home to find the door kicked in. Police were called to investigate. Some things were taken, mostly stuff that’s small and easy to carry.
It’s a good idea to take pictures frequently of things in your home to help remember what you had in case of a burglary.
Also, give one copy of those pictures to a friend or relative to keep for you in case of a fire. Alarm systems can be pricy, but do help. Renter's insurance is not terribly expensive and really a good idea.
The good news is that we have some really great new neighbors buying, living and raising food and families in the area.”
I couldn't agree more, Sue. My house was burglarized some years back, I lost a lot of things, new and old, and it took me forever to come up with a complete list of what I was missing as I kept remembering things. It's also a good idea to make an effort to get to know your neighbors, chat a little and share phone numbers.