City of Sacramento Police Department

SAMUEL D. SOMERS JR.
Chief of Police
5770 Freeport Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA  95822-3516

(916) 808-0800
Fax : (916) 808-0818
www.sacpd.org

MEDIA ADVISORY/PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release No. 20130509-069
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Tips on Staying Safe This Summer

The Sacramento Police Department would like to remind the community to safeguard their homes during the upcoming summer months.

Going to sleep with your windows and doors open may cool down your home, but is often an invitation for unwanted and unexpected intruders. Burglars are opportunists and look for homes with easy and quiet access. They've been known to strike even when you are at home, sometimes taking items while you sleep.

The Sacramento Police Department has seen an increase in nighttime burglaries through open windows and doors.

Most recently there have been three possibly related instances:

·         600 block of Bowles St., 7:00 a.m.; suspect(s) entered into the unlocked sliding glass door and personal property was taken from inside the home while the residents were asleep. 

·         500 block of Lampasas Ave., 7:00 a.m.; suspect(s) entered a lower level apartment through an open window while the residents were asleep.  Personal property was taken during the incident.  

·         4300 block of Norwood Ave., 1:30 a.m.; the victim awoke to the suspect inside his home.  A physical altercation ensued between the victim and suspect. The suspect fled from the home and the victim briefly gave chase. The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries during the incident that did not require treatment at a hospital.   

The suspect is described as a Black male adult in his 20s, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall, 165 pounds, wearing dark clothing.    

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. 

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Sacramento Police Media Relations · (916) 808-0808 · spdpio@pd.cityofsacramento.org

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