Franklin Park Police Safety Alert
Posted on Feb 23rd, 2010
First, I must apologize for the huge gap in time since our last communication. Apparently, the email system was not working properly and the outgoing messages were not being received by our community. Additionally, in trying to remedy the problem, the program discarded MANY of the email addresses in our system. Therefore I am requesting your help. Please disseminate this safety alert to everyone in you know in Franklin Park. If you receive this email second hand and had been part of our email alert system, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include your family's last name and street name so that the addresses can be sorted correctly. I will work quickly to add all of the addresses back into the system and then send out a follow-up, "test" email.
Again, I apologize for the inconvenience and lack of communication. I hope that the problem has been remedied and appreciate your patience.
Officer K. Boucek
Franklin Park Police Department
Please see the letter below for the latest safety alert:
The Franklin Park Borough Police are currently investigating two residential burglaries that occurred on weekdays during daytime hours. In both incidents entry was gained by prying open a window or door. In one of the burglaries the actors fled when interrupted by the homeowner arriving home. The actors fled in a dark colored, possibly green or gray, 4-door sedan
Daylight is the prevalent time for residential burglaries because the expectation is that homeowners will be at work. Residents are asked to call 911 to report any suspicious activity.
What you can do:
• Please be alert to suspicious activity and don’t hesitate to call 911 to report it.
• Never leave your home or personal property unsecured. Always lock all doors and windows when you leave your home. Always keep your garage secured and locked.
• If you have an alarm system, please activate it while your not home.
• Alert your neighbors and homeowners association to the problem and be sure to watch out for each other. Remember, the majority of burglars who are caught in the act are so because a neighbor reported seeing something suspicious.
• Call 911 to report suspicious activity. This includes strangers walking down the street or vehicles lingering in the area with occupants that are unfamiliar to you.
If you are the victim of a burglary or arrive home to find an open door or window, please follow these tips:
• Do NOT enter – the individual(s) may still be inside
• Use a neighbor’s phone/ cell phone to immediately call 911 before anyone else
• Do NOT touch anything or clean-up until police respond and process the scene for evidence
• Record the make, model and license plate of any suspicious vehicles in the area
• Note the descriptions of any suspicious persons in the area
Anyone with information regarding these burglaries or any other crime is asked to contact the Franklin Park Borough Police at (412) 364-1227.
Detective Aron Leach
Franklin Park Borough Police Department
for more information.