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Influx of burglaries leads police to hold community meeting

Department offers tips to help prevent burglaries    

After six burglaries in Stonefield since late last year possibly linked to at least two other burglaries in the Middleton and as many as 28 in nearby Madison, police held a meeting at the Middleton Courthouse Saturday to discuss the problem with residents and alert residents to take extra precautions to avoid becoming a target.

The Middleton Times-Tribune said officers covered the following items during the meeting:

  • Remember the basic three L’s: lights, locks and the law
  • Make every home look occupied
  • If you have an alarm system, use it. None of the homes burglarized had an alarm system turned on at the time
  • Most homes robbed did not own a dog
  • Most break-ins occurred between 3 p.m.-8 p.m
  • Thieves are taking items such as laptops, iPads and televisions
  • Chief Brad Keil said this is the sharpest localized spike in burglaries he's seen in his nine years as chief

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