NEWS RELEASE: MPD Sees Increase Of Residential Burglaries

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The Marshall Police Department has seen an increase in residential burglaries over the last several months and would like to take this opportunity to remind residents to report any suspicious behavior. The reported residential burglaries are city-wide and have happened at various times of the day/night.

Here are some tips to help prevent falling victim to residential burglaries:

1. The most important thing you can do is to call police to report a crime or any suspicious activity. Be a good neighbor.
2. Make your home appear occupied and make it difficult to break in. Do not leave your doors or windows unlocked. Keep your garage door closed and locked.
3. Don’t advertise what you have inside your home by leaving boxes outside your home. Be sure to close your window coverings (blinds, curtains, etc…)
4. Install motion lights around the outside of your home.
5. If you have a home alarm system, use it! Alarm systems are only useful when you remember to activate them.
6. Never leave keys under doormats, flowerpots, mailboxes or other “secret” hiding places – burglars know where to look for hidden keys.

If you notice anything suspicious in your neighborhood, call 911 immediately and provide the dispatcher with as many details as possible about the person and/or suspicious vehicle.


Kelly Colvin
Public Information Officer
Marshall Police Department








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