The methods of entry have varied from entering through open doors and windows to prying through locked areas of ingress, according to a Nixle Alert released by police.
Police say the areas east of 8th Street to the end of the main Island are the most affected areas.
Details of Nixle Alert:
From January 18th through February 26th, there have been seventeen residential burglaries. Property Crime Investigators have identified that a majority of these crimes have occurred on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays during the daytime hours when most residents are away at work. The neighborhoods east of 8th Street to the end of the main Island are the most affected areas. The burglars have gained access through locked and unlocked doors and windows. Locked windows have been pried open and secured doors have been kicked/forced open.
* Before you leave your home, make sure ALL doors and windows are closed and locked. Visit your local hardware store for window locks.
* If your home is equipped with an alarm system, set it every time you leave.
* Deadbolts are recommended on all doors; including those leading from the garage into the home. A sturdy door frame is necessary to maximize the effectiveness of your deadbolt.
* Get to know your neighbors and keep eye out for one another.
* Store jewelry, firearms, and other valuables in a safe. Make sure the safe is bolted in place.
* Consider installing video surveillance equipment.
* Remember, dogs can be a great deterrent.
* Go to www.crimemapping.com, to stay informed on crime trends in your neighborhood.
Organize a Neighborhood Watch group. Your beat officer will attend the meeting and answer questions about neighborhood issues. Call the Alameda Police Department COPPS Unit at 337-8305 to schedule a meeting.
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