Don't Invite Burglars

The Bloomingdale Police Department reminds residents to take the necessary steps to avoid being a victim of a residential break in to their home.

Police Departments have been seeing more of this type of activity, possibly because the economy is causing more individuals to resort to desperate measures, like stealing personal property.

Tips for Residents
  • Lock doors and windows
  • Keep bushes and trees trimmed
  • Use interior and exterior lighting in and around home
  • If you have a residential alarm system, verify it is operational and use it when necessary
  • Don't leave newspapers, mail and/or garbage cans out for days
  • Verify the overhead garage door is closed and the side door locked
  • Lock the doors of cars parked on your driveway and on the street
  • Do not post your travel plans on a social network
  • Report suspicious vehicles or persons in your area to the police by calling them at 630-529-9868 to check things out