HIGHLAND PARK – The year ended with smashed windows and stolen jewelry and other items for three Highland Park families.
Three homes were burglarized between December 28, 29 and 30 in the 1800 block of Sunset Road, the 1500 block of Deerfield Place, and the 1400 block of McDaniels Avenue, according to Highland Park Police Department reports.
“Due to the proximity, these burglaries are being investigated independently as well as part of a possibly related pattern,” said Highland Park Police Commander Jonathan Lowman.
All of the homes were entered via smashed windows. Jewelry, watches, checks, purses, cash, a flat-screen television, and a Montcler jacket were among the stolen items.
Are other North Shore communities experiencing similar burglaries at this time of year?
“Yes, the holidays are a common time for residential burglars to strike, particularly when homes appear unoccupied,” said Commander Lowman.
He explained provided the following safety tips for Highland Park residents:
- Install motion sensor lights on all exterior sides of a home
- Keep indoor lights on timers when unoccupied
- Leave a radio playing
- Get a dog
- Have a professional alarm system, and keep it armed as appropriate
- Ensure mail and newspapers are not accumulating outdoors
- Ensure driveways are plowed or cleared after snows when unoccupied
- Have someone regularly check the house when unoccupied
Below is a detailed summary of the three residential burglaries that took place the last weekend of 2017, according to Highland Park police reports:
December 28, 2017 7:04 p.m.
Sometime between 8:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m., unknown subject(s) smashed the rear porch window of a residence in the 1800 block of Sunset Road and took various jewelry, watches and a box of checks.
December 29, 2017 11:30 p.m.
Sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. unknown subject(s) smashed through a rear sliding glass door of a residence in the 1500 block of Deerfield Place and took purses, cash, a Moncler jacket, and jewelry.
December 30, 2017 11:34 p.m.
Sometime between 12/28/17 and 12/30/17, unknown subject(s) smashed through a rear door window of a residence in the 1400 block of McDaniels Avenue and took jewelry and a flat screen television.