July 17, 2012 > Burglary Prevention - Is someone knocking at your door?
Burglary Prevention - Is someone knocking at your door?
Submitted By Fremont PD
Summer is here and residential burglaries continue to be a problem. Over the next several weeks we will highlight precautions you can take to help keep your home and neighborhood safe.
A knock at your door - what should you do?
* Unexpected knock at the door? DON'T ignore this... Burglars will often check many doors before they actually make entry into a residence.
While we don't want you to open the door, we DO want you to yell through the door and tell the person that you aren't interested. Please tell your children to do the same thing. Grab your phone and call the Fremont Police Department to notify us of the suspicious activity (790-6800 option 3). This is likely a person looking for an unoccupied home and if you don't acknowledge the door, you could find the suspicious person at the back of your house within just a couple minutes.
* Person(s) at your door asking for an unknown or fictitious person is a big RED FLAG. You have the best knowledge of who should and should not be in your neighborhood and whether or not you are expecting someone, so rely on your best instincts. Don't talk yourself out of it or try to justify that they belong there. Call us and let us make that determiniation for you!
We continue to ask that our community be alert and on the look out for suspicious people and vehicles in your neighborhood. Please report suspicious activity, as it occurs, to the Fremont Police Department at (510) 790-6800 and select option 3.
If you believe that you are witnessing a crime in progress, dial 9-1-1