Crime Alert: Five Residential Burglaries Reported In Northeast Golden Valley

On June 1, 2015, five residential burglaries were reported in northeast Golden Valley (east of Hwy 100 and north of Golden Valley Rd–see map below for more detail). All of these forced-entry burglaries occurred during the day when the homeowners were away from home, and unknown suspect(s) stole items including electronics, computers, and jewelry.

crime-alert-map-6-2-15In one incident, neighbors reported to the police that they had seen a white Cadillac Escalade parked in the victim’s driveway and a white male walking around the back of the home, but they had not called 911 to report the unfamiliar vehicle or man. PLEASE BE ALERT TO UNFAMILIAR VEHICLES IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND PARKING IN NEIGHBORS’ DRIVEWAYS, AND CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY WHEN YOU SEE OR HEAR ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS.

Crime Prevention Reminders

  • We urge you to be particularly alert and responsive to noises or activity in your neighborhood. PLEASE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY if you see or hear unusual activity. Please be extra alert to unfamiliar cars parked in your neighborhood! All calls are prioritized and you will be put on hold if necessary, so don’t worry about “bothering the police.”
  • Make sure your doors and windows are securely closed and locked at night and when away from home. Keep purses out of sight of windows and doors. Pull drapes/shades on the first floor.
  • Turn outside lights on from dusk until dawn every night. Make sure the light is an even, low level light, that doesn’t glare toward the street too much. Lighting will discourage prowlers, assist police officers who patrol your area, and allow your neighbors to see each other’s houses.
  • If you wake up to hear an intruder in your house, get out of the house if possible. If not possible, stay quiet until it is safe to get to a phone to call 911. If you are unable to speak because you are afraid of making noise, call 911 and leave the phone off the hook. Generally, in these types of burglaries, the intruder does not want to confront anyone and will flee if discovered.
  • If you come home to find a burglary, do not enter your home and call 911 immediately. Do not wait to report the burglary, and please do not clean up the area before police arrive.

Get more information on home security here, or contact the Golden Valley Police Department at 763-593-8079 or police@goldenvalleymn.gov.

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