Following the second straight weekend of multiple burglaries and attempted burglaries in the Storybrook neighborhood, residents have organized a community meeting to discuss the problem.
Residents of a Beacon Street home reported that on Sunday at around 7:30 a.m., an unknown person entered the residence and removed cash and gift cards, according to the Washington C.H. Police Department.
Also on Sunday morning, two attempted burglaries were reported at homes on Taylor Lane. During both incidents, window screens were reportedly damaged. The same morning, an unknown person reportedly attempted to remove window screens in an attempt to enter a Storybrook Drive home.
During several of these burglaries the prior weekend, the offender(s) broke into the homes in Storybrook while residents were sleeping, according to Washington Police Department Lt. Jon Long.
This disturbing pattern has prompted concerned residents to organize a community meeting this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 525 Glenn Ave. in Washington C.H.
“This was organized by a request from a Storybrook resident,” said Long. Representatives from the police department are expected to be in attendance to speak with Storybrook residents about what they should do to safeguard their homes.
“Residents are reminded to make certain all exterior doors and windows are locked whenever they are away from home or have retired for the night,” Long said after the burglaries on March 25 and 26. “I would also encourage people to be vigilant and look out for their neighbors.”
There have also been reports of multiple vehicle break-ins in Washington C.H. recently. These break-ins occurred in parking lots on East East Street, Draper Street and South Glenn Avenue. In several incidents, windows were broken and purses and other contents were stolen, according to police.
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