Don’t Let Burglar’s Do Your Spring Cleaning For You!

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Summer time is fast approaching, and with that comes the sprouting of all those lovely weeds separated by the few scattered patches of grass. As you set out to get your yard in great shape for the months to come, be ware of the other type of weed out there…the burglar type of weed that sprouts to take the beauty out of your yard by stealing all your lawn equipment.

Remember that criminals are creatures of opportunity. They’ll lurk up and down streets and alleyways looking for an open door, and while you are mowing the front yard, they’ll be in the back of your home, loading up their vehicle with your belongings. If you give them a chance, they’ll take it.

Here are a few things you can do to protect your property:

  1. Keep garage doors shut, and lawn equipment out of sight, when you are not around…even if you’ll only be away for a few minutes.
  2. Keep an inventory of household and garage items, with make, model, and serial numbers, so that you’ll have it ready to provide to the police and insurance companies in the event of a burglary or theft.
  3. Start or join a Neighborhood Crime Watch Program.
  4. Be aware of your surroundings.

If you see something suspicious, call the Duncanville Police Department at (972) 223-6111.

See something – Say something

With this bit of knowledge, you are well on your way to preserving the beauty and safety of your home.

For more information, contact the Duncanville Police Department’s Crime Prevention Division Officer, Doug Sisk, at 972-780-5027 or