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Steelton Borough Police Department
Thursday June 18th, 2009 :: 01:46 p.m. EDT



By far, the most common threat to our homes is burglary. According to the FBI, a burglary occurs somewhere in the United States every 15.4 seconds. By definition, the crime of burglary is a non-confrontational property crime that occurs when we are not at home. However, becoming a burglary victim can leave a family feeling vulnerable and violated.

The majority of home and apartment burglaries occur during the daytime when most people are away at work or school. Although home burglaries may seem random in occurrence, they actually involve a selection process. The burglar’s selection process is simple. Choose an unoccupied home with the easiest access, the greatest amount of cover, and with the best escape routes.

The first step in reducing the chances of your home being burglarized is to make your home more difficult to enter. Remember the burglar will simply bypass your home if it requires too much effort to gain entry. Please make sure all of your doors, and windows are secure and locked. Always use secondary blocking devices in your windows that can be easily removed from the inside to comply with fire codes. Alarm systems are also an effective deterrent because they increase the potential
and fear of being caught and arrested by the police.

One of best deterrents to your house being burglarized is being a Good Neighbor. Get to know your neighbors, communicate often and establish trust. Good Neighbors will watch out for each others home or apartment when you are away, if you ask them. Good Neighbors should report any and all suspicious activity to the Steelton Borough Police Department immediately. If each of us becomes a Good Neighbor we can make each of our neighborhoods a safer place for everyone.

The Steelton Borough Police Department is asking for assistance from all of the Good Neighbors of the Borough of Steelton to help in solving some burglaries that have occurred within the Borough for the past several months.

Anyone with any information in reference to any of the burglaries please contact the Steelton Borough Police Department through Dauphin County Control at 717-558-6900.

Steelton Borough Police Department
123 N Front St
Steelton, PA 17113

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 717-939-9841

Chief Scott Spangler
Steelton Borough Police Department

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