Police: Daytime burglaries spike in northwest Brown County
10:51 AM, Nov 30, 2017
6:55 PM, Nov 30, 2017
HOWARD, Wis. - A series of burglaries has caused concern in northwest Brown County since mid-November.
The Brown County Sheriff's Office is investigating seven residential daytime burglaries and three non-residential overnight burglaries.
The three non-residential burglaries happened between November 16 and 18 in Suamico. The seven others have occurred since November 18 in the Town of Pittsfield and Villages of Suamico, Howard and Hobart, the sheriff's office said. Below is a map of where the burglaries happened:
Deputies believe the three non-residential burglaries are related, and that the seven others are related, but don't know if the daytime and overnight burglaries are related to each other.
In the non-residential burglaries, equipment such as a generator, power washer, power saws and other tools were stolen.
Now, law enforcement is asking for the public's help.
In a Facebook post, the department told residents if you "see something, say something."
That includes reporting the following:
Vehicles that don't belong to the area
People walking away from those vehicles
Vehicles casing the area slowly
People walking around neighbor's houses
People at your door with strange questions
Police also suggest using deadbolts on all outside doors, including the garage. Also, don't leave your garage open or unlocked and don't leave vehicles unlocked, police said.