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Date Posted:3/11/08
Case #:3208-02098
Crime Date:3/11/08
Crime Time:between 11A.M and 10 P.M.
Crime Type:Residential burglaries
Crime Location:Houserville neighborhood
Victim Auth:No
Crime Details:March 11th, 2008- The State College Police Department is investigating a series of nine unsolved residential burglaries since February 14, 2008. Seven of the break-ins have occurred at homes in the Houserville neighborhood of College Township. Most of the homes have been entered sometime between 11A.M and 10 P.M. Detectives believe the suspect/suspects may be using a vehicle. There is no description of the suspect/suspects or the vehicle available at this time. The thieves have been apparently searching for cash and prescription medications and have passed over other valuables. In many of the cases the method of entry was through a basement or patio door. Below is a list of the break-ins reported to date. 02/14/08 – 500 block of Nimitz Avenue, Borough of State College 02/18/08 – 700 block of Puddintown Road, College Township 02/21/08 – 100 block of Kuhns Lane, College Township 02/29/08 – 100 block of Old Mill Road, College Township 03/08/08 – 1300 block of Sandpiper Drive, College Township 03/09/08 – 200 block of Trout Road, College Township 03/09/08 – 200 block of Spring Street, College Township 03/09/08 – 1300 block of Trout Road, College Township 03/10/08 – 200 block of Spring Street, College Township Extra officers have been assigned to patrol this and other neighborhoods during these times. Homeowners and residents are encouraged to take extra security measures in and near their homes and to report suspicious behavior in their neighborhoods. Here are some Residential burglary prevention Tips: . Always lock your doors and windows when leaving your house. Repair or replace all broken or inoperative windows, doors lights and locks. If you have an automatic garage door, make sure it closes securely when you leave your home. Use outside lighting in an efficient and appropriate manner by investing in timers and motion sensors. You may need window treatment (blinds, curtain) to prevent someone from looking inside your home at night. All exterior doors should be equipped with deadbolt locks with a minimum one-inch throw. Sliding glass doors should be equipped with secondary locks. Get to know your neighbors; they are your best defense and can only report suspicious activity when they know who or what doesn’t belong in the area. It is important that your house looks lived in while you are away. Keep lights on timers and be sure to have a neighbor take in your newspapers and mail. Report all suspicious activity to the State College Police Department (911) Centre County Crimestoppers pays rewards for information leading to an arrest in this or any other Crime. Tipster can remain anonymous. Please contact State College Police Department at (814) 234-7150 or www.statecollegepa.us or Centre County Crimestoppers at 1-877-992-7463 or www.tip@centrecountycrimestoppers.org.
Reporting Officer:Lt. Dana S. Leonard
Agency:State College Police Department
243 South Allen Street
State College,PA,16801
phone: 814-234-7150
fax: 814-235-3324
email: police@statecollegepa.us
Posted Online:3/11/08

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