Burglars Beware

A home burglary is something no one wants.

Happily, it’s a relative rarity in Sylvania Township. In the month of July for instance, there were only eight burglary reports made to township police and only 33 through that month for the entire year.

Better, according to Police Chief Rob Boehme, most of those reports are based on break-ins at residences where it’s known the families are away on vacation or possibly during working hours when a home is unoccupied.

Recently, however, there was a break in that pattern and an occupied home was broken into at night and the burglar escaped household items.

As officers responded, there was a report from a homeowner in the area that while he was having coffee in his kitchen a man entered, or began to, through a sliding door.

After the intruder fled, the occupant was able to give police a good description, “and we immediately flooded the area with officers,’ the chief said.

The chief said the man was apprehended and the items taken from the overnight burglary were recovered in the suspect’s car.

Although that sort of crime isn’t usual, Chief Boehme reminded homeowners that although this community is relatively safe you can further reduce the chance of being a victim by making sure doors and windows are locked at all times.

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