ARIZONA NEWS

Phoenix police share tips on avoiding break-ins, theft this summer

May 31, 2019, 4:35 AM
(Pixabay Photo)...
(Pixabay Photo)
(Pixabay Photo)

PHOENIX — Nearly 5,700 break-ins have been reported in Phoenix so far this year.

According to Community Crime Map, the Arizona zip code 85041 in south Phoenix has had the most break-ins so far this year with 307.

The 85033 zip code in Maryvale ranks second for break-ins with 246, and the area just off the I-17 between Glendale and Indian School ranks third.

Phoenix Police Detective Luis Samudio shared some safety tips with KTAR News 92.3 FM to avoid falling victim to this crime.

“I think a lot of the best steps is making sure that you keep your home looking like it’s occupied,” Samudio said.

“A lot of times burglaries happen when you’re garage door is left open. So it’s always a good idea to keep it closed and locked.”

Police also recommended getting involved in neighborhood block watch programs, especially when leaving town for an extended period of time, and keeping lawns tidy.

“Don’t allow daily deliveries, mail, newspapers, or any type of information left at the front door that would make the house appear no one is paying attention to it,” Samudio added.

Samudio said people should keep high-value objects like grills, lawnmowers and bicycles out of sight in locked sheds or other areas.

He said burglars look for targets that they think they can rob with little risk.

“When you have a person that is wanting to do something like, they’re looking for the vulnerable that’s going to make it easy for them to commit a theft or a burglary,” he said.

Lifetime Windows & Doors

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Pexels Photo)...
Associated Press

Arizonan sentenced for Vegas-based scheme targeting migrants

An Arizona man who convinced recent immigrants from to pay him thousands of dollars each to help them gain U.S. citizenship has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison.
1 day ago
(Twitter Photo/@MesaPD)...
KTAR.com

Mesa driver taken to hospital after vehicle strikes pole, crashes into canal

A driver in Mesa was taken to the hospital after their vehicle struck a street light and crashed into an irrigation canal Saturday.
1 day ago
(Pexels Photo)...
KTAR.com

Arizona man sentenced for threatening a Social Security judge

A Willcox man has received a more than 25-month sentence for threatening to assault a federal employee on Monday.
1 day ago
(Facebook photo/City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department)...
Tom Kuebel

Papago Park in Phoenix introduces ADA-approved fishing dock

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department introduced a new fishing dock approved by guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
1 day ago
(Mesa Fire Photo)...
KTAR.com

Helicopter makes emergency landing in Mesa, no one injured

A single-engine light helicopter made an emergency landing in a residential Mesa neighborhood early Saturday morning.
1 day ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Associated Press

Man found guilty of murder, kidnapping of Tucson girl

A man accused of abducting and killing two young Tucson girls separately and dumping their bodies was convicted Friday of first-degree murder and kidnapping.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

...
SCHWARTZ LASER EYE CENTER

Key dates for Arizona sports fans to look forward to this fall

Fall brings new beginnings in different ways for Arizona’s professional sports teams like the Cardinals and Coyotes.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Here are 4 signs the HVAC unit needs to be replaced

Pool renovations and kitchen upgrades may seem enticing, but at the forefront of these investments arguably should be what residents use the most. In a state where summertime is sweltering, access to a functioning HVAC unit can be critical.
...
Day & Night Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing

Ways to prevent clogged drains and what to do if you’re too late

While there are a variety of ways to prevent clogged drains, it's equally as important to know what to do when you're already too late.
Phoenix police share tips on avoiding break-ins, theft this summer