On Sunday, February 10, 2013, four residential burglaries and one attempted residential burglary occurred between 4:30 am and 9:30 pm. The Davis Police Department was alerted to an interrupted residential burglary at 4:30 am on Sunday in the 900 block of Eucalyptus St. The suspect was seen running from the interior of the home and exiting an open window near the rear of the residence. Two other burglaries occurred overnight in South Davis (4400 block of La Canada Way and 800 block of Sierra Madre Way) and were not discovered until the morning hours.
At 3:00 pm, a resident in the 1100 block of Petra Ct. called the Davis Police Department after she observed a male subject fleeing from inside her residence and out the front door of the home. The victim was able to catch a quick glimpse of the suspect who was described as a White male adult approximately 6’0” tall and last seen wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt.
The attempted burglary occurred in the 1300 block of Farragut Cir. The resident returned home to discover a screen had been removed from a side window to the home. At this point in time, it does not appear as though entry was gained to the residence.
Since January 1, 2013, there are been 41 reported residential burglaries in the City of Davis. The burglaries are taking place citywide and continue to have a pattern of entries being made through unlocked doors, windows, and sliders. All of the burglaries that occurred on Sunday took place while residents were either at home or sleeping. Thieves continue to target electronic equipment, credit cards, and wallets.
The Davis Police Department continues to urge people to take these preventative measures to lessen the chances of being victimized:
- Make sure all windows, doors, garages, side gates, etc. are closed and locked when not in use. It is also suggested, keeping doors locked when you are home. This point has been repeated many times before, but DPD continues to see a high number of unlocked entry points among our residential burglaries.
- Report any suspicious activity such as persons walking or driving up and down your street, checking for unlocked doors and/or looking in windows, backyards or vehicles. Vehicles “cruising” your neighborhood at very slow speeds or sitting in a vehicle for extended periods can also be signs of suspicious activity.
- Always go with your “gut feeling”, if something does not feel or look right, it probably isn’t. Call it in!
- BE ALERT, BE AWARE, and be prepared to be a good witness. Call 911 from your home phone or 530-758-3600 from your cellular phone to report suspicious activities in progress.
Anyone with information about these crimes is urged to call the Davis Police Department at 530-747-5400.