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Hillsdale, NJ Police Department
Monday December 13th, 2010 :: 08:44 p.m. EST


Burglaries have increased across the County and the Hillsdale Police are recently investigating 2 daytime burglaries.

The Hillsdale Police Department is most recently investigating two daytime burglaries that have occurred in the area. It is important to remember the following information about typical burglaries and what residents can do to help prevent the next crime:

Strong locks, good lighting (at dusk and during the overnight), as well as vigilant neighbors are the keys to successful crime prevention.

Most burglaries actually occur during the daytime, when people are away at work, children are in school, and neighborhoods in general become quiet and empty.

Since lighting is the least helpful crime prevention feature during the daytime, it is essential to lock up the house and activate the security alarm if there is one.

For those of us who might be home during the daytime, it is just as important to keep the home secure and to report any unusual activity to the police department without delay.

Examples of unusual or suspicious activity could include: a stranger roaming the neighborhood; someone stopping door-to-door and ringing doorbells to see who is home and who is not; an unusual car that is running or occupied in your neighborhood, etc.

In the event that you notice something unusual, you spot something suspicious, or you see a crime in progress: do not hesitate! Dial 9-1-1 immediately and give the best description possible of the person(s) involved, the vehicle(s) involved, and the location of occurrence. Trust your intuition and notify the police about anything unusual as soon as possible.

Waiting to call will only delay the police response and possibly allow a crime to go unsolved.

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Hillsdale, NJ Police Department
380 Hillsdale Ave
Hillsdale, NJ 07642

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-664-4200

Jeff Angermeyer
Public Information & Media Relations

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