A message from the Rochester Police Department.
The Rochester Police Department would like to make all residents aware of an emerging crime pattern in the southeast portion of the city. There has been a sharp spike in the number of burglaries during the past few weeks, particularly in PSA’s 29 (North Winton Village and Browncroft), 31 and 32. …
From Crime Prevention Officer Brian Bannerman, 428-7647.
It has come to the attention of your Crime Prevention Officer that there has been an increase in the number of “Bottle Collectors” in your neighborhood. This increase is likely due to neighborhood residents leaving returnable cans and bottles out in the open or in recycle bins for these “bottle collectors” to pick up. …
Tips from the Rochester Police Department to help you avoid becoming a victim of robbery this holiday season.
1) Make certain that the inside and outside of your home or business is well lit. Motion sensors and “dusk to dawn” lights are good tools for this task.
2) Always keep your doors and windows locked. Criminals will take advantage of an unlocked point at your home, garage, or even while you are driving your car. Keep everything locked up!
3) Never keep or carry excess cash or property if you don’t need it. Use a drop safe at your business, and leave unneeded valuables at home if you are going out for any reason.
For more tips, see the full bulletin on our Safety page.