DPD: Tips on Preventing Burglary

Updated: January 21, 2019 06:23 PM

We are well past the holiday season, but the Duluth Police Department wants to remind people that burglaries still happen.

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According to authorities, 22 burglaries have been reported so far in 2019. This is the same number reported during the same time period in 2018.

Superior Police Department Asst. Chief Matthew Markon says there have been five reported burglaries so far in Superior.

Markon says the best way to avoid being the victim of a burglary is to be aware of your surroundings.

"I think that it's important for people to know that just because the big shipping season with the holidays is over doesn't mean that there aren't people out there still watching where delivery trucks might be going," said Markon.

The DPD has come up with a few simple tips people can follow to try and prevent a burglary from happening:

  • Lock all doors and windows even when you are home.
  • Double check doors shut behind you when leaving.
  • Make it look like someone is home.
  • (If you aren't home) arrange deliveries to be brought to the Post Office or have a friend or neighbor take them
  • If you see suspicious activity, report it to 911.
  • Get to know your neighbors.

Duluth authorities say studies show that strong community relationships make for safer neighborhoods.

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