A warning from Fresno Police about daytime neighborhood burglaries. Officers are following up on tips about suspicious vehicles slowly driving through neighborhoods looking to steal from homes after people leave for work.
The Nextdoor application has become a popular place for people to talk about what’s going on in their neighborhoods, but Fresno Police can’t see those conversations.
“We’re allowed to post on Nextdoor, but we’re not allowed to be a part of the conversation between neighbors,” said Fresno Police Captain Burke Farrah.
Suspicious activity still needs to be reported to police and that’s what happened when police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle rolling around in the neighborhood near Chester Nelson elementary school possibly looking to break into homes.
“When officers attempted to contact the people in the truck they immediately abandoned the vehicle and ran. To us that’s a clue they are involved in some type of criminal activity,” said Farrah.
Officers say people should keep an eye out for suspicious vehicles when they head out for work in the morning. It is common for crooks to take advantage of people being away from home during the day.
“Most of our residential burglaries take place during the day when folks are at work. So your house is more likely to be robbed during the day than it is at night,” said Farrah.
So whether it’s a suspicious vehicle, or anything else that seems connected to crime in your neighborhood officers want to know.
“We really do rely on the public to let us know when there is something unusual in the neighborhood so that we can come investigate it,” said Farrah.