Peoria Police are urging residents of several neighborhoods to remain vigilant and keep an eye on their neighbor's property. Neighborhoods including Northmoor Hills, Northmoor Knolls, Willow Knolls, Tanglewood, and Hawthorne Hills are experiencing an increase in residential burglaries.
The burglaries have been happening at various hours throughout the day and night since December. Those living in the affected neighborhoods are asked to report any suspicious activities or vehicles to police, and call 911 if a burglary is occurring.
Peoria Police non-emergency number: (309)673-4521
If you have any information regarding any of these incidents, please contact Peoria Police Department Criminal Investigations Division (309) 673-4521 or CrimeStoppers anonymously at (309) 673-9000.
Additional recommendations Peoria Police Department to deter criminal activity:
· Keep an eye on your neighbor's property
· Report suspicious activity
· Turn on outdoor lighting at night
· Ensure windows and doors are secure upon leaving home.
· Activate alarm systems
· Request “vacation house checks” through the Peoria Police Department (309-673-4521).
· Photograph valuables
· Record serial numbers, make, and models of valuable articles