On Dec. 1, Fishers police officers responded to five residential burglaries in three separate apartment complexes. Three of the burglaries occurred in the Sandcreek apartment complex and the other two occurred in the Deerbrook and Sunblest apartment complexes. The investigations revealed that in each incident the suspect(s) forced entry to an exterior door and once inside the residence removed items such as jewelry, wallets and purses. Employees of the Watermark on Cumberland apartments reported seeing two suspicious people on their property during the time frame of the burglaries. Anyone with information regarding these crimes is asked to contact the Fishers Police Department at 317-595-3300.
The Fishers Police Department provided the following safety tips:
- Install exterior lights at all entrances. Consider motion detector lights.
- Install a wide-angle viewer on all exterior doors.
- Check who is at the door and do not open the door to anyone you don’t know.
- Install good locks on all doors and windows. Use those locks!
- Be sure locks on doors and windows can be opened quickly in case of fire.
- Leave a light on when you are not home. If you are on vacation, use a timer to control lighting.
- Don’t hide keys outside.
- Remove house keys from your keychain when your car is serviced.
- Talk with trusted neighbors. Keep an eye on their house and ask them to watch yours.
- Stop mail and newspaper delivery when you are away.
- Install an alarm system that will detect entry and notify police.
- Have your lawn mowed and snow shoveled when away.
- Close window blinds at night.
- Keep trees and bushes trimmed. Do not let plants block doors and windows.
Suspicious activity is an event that is out of the ordinary or that makes you feel uncomfortable. It could be a crime in progress. Be aware of:
- Adults or juveniles walking casually through the neighborhood looking into windows, backyards or vehicles.
- A vehicle driving slowly through your neighborhood with or without lights on.
- Something wakes you in the night.
- Someone you don’t know rings your doorbell.
- An unknown car parked near your home containing one or more people.
- If something seems suspicious to you, call 911.
Fishers Police Chief George Kehl is convinced that having a strong partnership with the police department and your neighbors will give the Fishers community its best chance in deterring and detecting criminal activity.