Posts Tagged ‘Home Invasions’

Crime Prevention Tips and Reminders

Friday, July 15th, 2011

> Crime Prevention Tips and Reminders
> Home
> Alarm System: Arm your alarm even if you are going to be gone for a short period of time. If you have a burglar alarm, make sure you have motion detectors and or glass breakage sensors. The burglars are breaking windows and entering homes in an attempt to bypass the alarm system.
> Electronics: Please remember that if you have important information on your home computer, back it up on a separate device or use one of the many on-line back up services that are now available and automatically back up all of your information. It is devastating to lose years of family pictures or other valuable information because a thief took your computer and you didn’t take the time to save that information. Keep a file with all serial numbers of your electronics which can help us recover them.
> Flood Lights: Floodlights with motion detectors can be effective in deterring people from wandering around your driveway or around your home. They are relatively inexpensive and can be installed easily. Once installed, the lights will come on immediately if someone enters that particular area near your home.
> Neighborhood Watch: Please watch out for your neighbor?s property and call us if you see anything suspicious. A good rule of thumb is to call if you wonder whether or not you should call. ?When in doubt make the call.?
> Door-to-Door Peddlers: I have received many calls and emails about the people selling magazines and cleaning supplies. Sometimes these people are extremely persistent or they attempt to pressure people by intimidation. In either case call the police if necessary. They believe if they put enough pressure on residents (and many times they are right) the resident will give them money to get them to leave. This of course just reinforces what they are doing. Do not give money to anyone who comes to your door that you do not know.
> Door-to-Door Scams: A common scam involves people claiming to be out of gas or that their vehicle is disabled. They ask for a loan or money to help them out. This is just an example. Their scams are only limited to their imaginations. Again, do not give money to anyone at your door that you do not know.
> Anytime an individual approaches you and states that they have material left over from another job, whether it is chemicals, asphalt or whatever, be suspicious.
> Phone Calls: Don?t allow tele-marketers or local sales calls to pressure you into contributing money or signing up for services over the telephone for any reason. If you want to donate, ask to be sent something in the mail for your review. Always ask to be removed from their calling list before you just hang up. If you do not do this, they are allowed to call back. To be added to the nationwide ?Do Not Call List?, go to: This will prevent most sales calls to your home. Political advertising/solicitation and charities are exempt from the registry and so you must ask them, each time they call, to remove your number.
> Inventory of Valuables: We have many thefts where people discover their jewelry missing months after they saw it last. It is a good idea to inventory your jewelry, valuable household items and guns and put all valuables in a secure location if possible.
> Video Log of Valuables: Many people take a video camera and video everything in their home. This is invaluable after a fire and sometimes after a burglary. Things are taken or destroyed that you may never miss unless you have some kind of inventory available. There are also professional services that will do this for you. Ask your insurance agent about this idea and whether any of your items need a current appraisal in order for you to make a claim if something is lost or stolen.
> Vehicles
> Hide Valuables: Do not leave any items of value visible from the windows of your vehicle. Lock all items of value in the trunk of your vehicle. If thieves can see inside your vehicle and there is a purse, laptop or anything of significant value inside they will knock a window out to gain possession of that item. Another option is to leave your car unlocked with nothing of value inside.
> Lock Your Car: Do not leave your car unlocked unless it has nothing of value in it and don?t ever leave your keys in your car. Many people have their house key on their car key ring and have a garage door opener inside a car that may be parked outside their home. Some people have a fob which controls their home alarm system on their key ring. This can compromise your personal security and that of your property. Remove your keys each time you leave your car so that no one can gain unauthorized entry.
> Lock Your Car @ Daycare: Thieves have discovered that women who are dropping off or picking up children at day cares are easy victims because they leave their cars unlocked. Please be aware of this.
> Please don?t leave keys on a tire when you go walking. Thieves know that people do this.
> Convertibles: If you have a vehicle with a soft top, be aware that thieves are cutting those tops to steal from the vehicles. It is very expensive to have these tops repaired. It is better to leave these vehicles unlocked with no valuables inside than to have the top cut for an article worth much less than a new or repaired top.
> Personal Safety & Theft
> Parks, Trails, Shopping Trips: If you are out walking in a park or shopping in one of our villages, please pay attention to any suspicious vehicles or individuals. If someone looks out of place call the police department.
> Parking Lots: Always be aware of who is nearby when you?re loading packages into your car. Lock your car before returning a buggy or cart to a store and watch your purse and car keys while loading or unloading your vehicle in a public place.
> Grocery Shopping: When you are grocery shopping, don?t leave an unattended purse in a buggy. It only takes a second for a thief to remove your wallet or purse while you are distracted and you may not notice it until checkout.

Surviving Disasters – Surviving A Home Invasion !

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

This is a must see. Great show! Like a good boy scout, Always Be Prepared!
Click on this link! There is some good info here!

FBI Press Release :

Friday, June 12th, 2009


June 1, 2009

Washington D.C.

FBI National Press Office

(202) 324-3691

FBI Releases Preliminary Annual Crime Statistics for 2008

According to the FBI’s Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report released today, the nation experienced a 2.5 percent decrease in the number of violent crimes and a 1.6 percent decline in the number of property crimes for 2008 compared with data from 2007. The report is based on information that the FBI gathered from 12,750 law enforcement agencies that submitted six to 12 comparable months of data to the FBI for both 2007 and 2008.

Violent Crime

* In 2008, all four of the violent crime offense categories declined nationwide compared with data from 2007. Murder and non-negligent manslaughter declined 4.4 percent, aggravated assault was down 3.2 percent, forcible rape decreased 2.2 percent, and robbery decreased 1.1 percent.

* Violent crime declined in all city groups. Those cities with populations of 250,000 to 499,999 saw the greatest decline in violent crime (4.0 percent). Violent crime in non-metropolitan counties decreased 3.3 percent and in metropolitan counties declined 2.5 percent.

* Murder and non-negligent manslaughter dropped 9.1 percent in cities with 100,000 to 249,999 in population. However, in cities with populations less than 10,000, murder and non-negligent manslaughter increased 5.5 percent.

* Cities with 250,000 to 499,999 inhabitants experienced the greatest decline in forcible rapes at 4.4 percent; cities under 10,000 in population showed the only rise in forcible rapes at 1.4 percent. Forcible rape offenses decreased 7.3 percent in non-metropolitan counties, but increased 0.6 percent in metropolitan counties.

* Although robbery overall showed a decrease, cities with populations less than 25,000 showed increases in robbery. Robberies also increased in both metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties, 0.7 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively.

* Aggravated assault decreased in all city groups. Cities with 250,000 to 499,999 inhabitants experienced the greatest decrease at 6.0 percent. Aggravated assaults declined in both metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties, 3.9 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively.

* Violent crimes decreased in all four regions of the country in 2008. However, slight increases in murder were reported in the Northeast (0.7 percent) and in the Midwest (0.4 percent). The Northeast also showed increases of 2.5 percent for forcible rape and 0.3 percent in robbery.

Property Crime

* Nationwide, burglaries were the only property crime to show an increase (1.3 percent) in 2008 compared with 2007 data. Larceny-thefts were down 0.6 percent, and motor vehicle thefts declined 13.1 percent.

* Property crimes decreased in all city groupings. Cities with 250,000 to 499,999 inhabitants had the greatest decrease in property crimes with a decline of 5.1 percent. Property crimes decreased 0.9 percent in non-metropolitan counties but increased 0.2 percent in metropolitan counties.

* Burglary offenses increased 3.3 percent in cities with 500,000 to 999,999 persons. Burglaries also increased in both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan counties, 2.1 percent and 1.0 percent, respectively.

* Larceny-theft increased 0.5 percent in the nation’s largest cities (one million and over in population) but decreased in all other city groups. In metropolitan counties, larceny-thefts rose 1.4 percent but in non-metropolitan counties declined 1.2 percent.

* For motor vehicle theft, declines occurred in all population groupings. Cities with 250,000 to 499,999 inhabitants experienced the greatest decline at 16.8 percent.

* Three of the nation’s four regions had decreases in property crimes in 2008 when compared with data from 2007. The greatest decrease in 2008 was in the West, where property crimes were down 4.2 percent. In the Northeast, however, property crimes increased 1.6 percent.


* Arson offenses, tracked separately from other property crimes, decreased 3.9 percent nationwide. But law enforcement agencies in cities 250,000 to 499,999 in population recorded the only increase in arson (2.1 percent). Arson offenses declined in all four regions in 2008. The largest decrease (5.9 percent) was in the West.

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Monday, June 8th, 2009

A female resident of Beacon Hill Drive in Stony Brook called at 3:25 pm May 27 to report that she just discovered her home had been burglarized by an unknown person. According to the complainant the break-in took place sometime over the past three hours.

A male resident of Sheep Pasture Road in East Setauket called at 8 am May 30 to report he discovered his rear window broken and house burglarized. Complainant stated that unknown intruders stole various pieces of electronic equipment in the burglary that took place sometime over the previous month.

A male resident of Cornwallis Drive in East Setauket called at 5:15 pm May 27 to report that a burglary just took place at his house. Complainant stated that an unknown person entered his home through the rear window and ransacked the house, taking various pieces of jewelry, silverware and electronic equipment before fleeing.

Remote Panic Buttons With Your Car Keys!

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

If You Had A System That had Wireless Keyfobs, You Could Have A Panic Button On You While Getting Out Of Your Car, In Your Driveway or Garage!
Gold Is Up…..Oil & Gas Are Going Back Up….Un-Employment Is Up…..Do Not Make It Easy For Thieves To Take Advantage Of You!

5 Charged In NY Home Invasion BurglariesWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. May 2009.
Five men have been charged with home invasion robberies in Westchester County.
The men were arraigned Monday on charges including burglary, robbery, assault and grand larceny.
Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore says the men targeted a City Island restaurant owner who carried cash home to New Rochelle. Prosecutors say the men followed the restaurant owner home last June 29 and robbed him.

Prosecutors say the men burglarized the same New Rochelle house on Sept. 2 and invaded a house in Harrison the next day.

The men are charged with stealing watches and jewelry from the Harrison home and assaulting the residents of the home when they arrived in a car. The three victims all suffered broken bones.

I Can Show You How To Stop Home Invasions!

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

A comprehensive security audit can easily show the vulnerabilities of any premise Here at Secure Operations, Inc., in Port jefferson Station, NY 11776, we specialize in just that. Having perimeter protection, portable panic buttons and a door intercom system are just a few ways that would create a “Firewall” around your home. Through a few simple techniques, you can have the piece of mind you are looking for without breaking the bank. This day and age it seems that people spend more money on lawn care than they do for Fire, carbon monoxide or burglar protection for their family. Till next time :)