The Northern York County Regional Police Department is investigating a residential burglary in the 5500 block of Lewisberry Road in Conewago Township on 05.17.2010. The crime occurred between 4:15 PM and 6:30 PM when the resident returned to the house and found the residence had been forcibly entered after a window screen was smashed onto the interior floor of the home. At this time there is no description of the suspect or suspects and there is no vehicle identified as being associated with the crime.
If you have further information please call the NYCRPD at 717.292.3647, or contact the departments webpage at nycrpd.org. The NYCRPD reminds residents to practice basic crime reduction techniques to reduce criminal opportunity and to call 911 in the event any suspicious events or persons are observed
- Keep all doors and windows locked, even if you are at home or are just going out “for a minute.”
- Install dead-bolt locks on all doors.
- Don’t give maids, babysitters, or others working in your home access to your home keys or alarm codes.
- Re-key or change all locks when moving into a new home.
- List only your last name and initials on your mailbox or in a phone directory.
- Don’t give your name, phone number, or whereabouts on your answering machine message. Never say you aren’t home. Just ask the caller to leave a message.
- Consider installing a home alarm system that provides monitoring for burglary, fire, and medical emergencies.
- Leave outside lights on after dark or have outside lights controlled by a motion detector. Keep porches and all entrances well lighted. Check bulbs regularly.
- Keep drapes or blinds closed at night but leave some lights on.
- Leave drapes or blinds partially open during the day.
- Never dress in front of windows. Always close the drapes or blinds.
- Know your neighbors and keep their phone numbers handy.
- Have a friend or neighbor check on you daily if you are home alone.
- Try never to be alone in the laundry room or any other common area in an apartment building