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Neighborhood Watch Report: Milbank Street

An incident on Milbank Street is a warning about what could happen when someone is allowed into your back yard.

Here is a report from a Neighborhood Watch group

This evening I was informed that a neighbor in the 12800 block of Milbank Street was approached at her home by a white man about 5'6" to 5'8" wanting work.

While she lead him to her back yard to show him what he could do... of course, someone else went into her home looking for "stuff"... The police were later called... She has a regular gardener so didn't really need to hire someone she didn't know... was just trying to help someone out... she was not hurt but feels violated...     


BJ Killeen April 03, 2012 at 02:01 PM
unfortunately, this world is not as it once was. you let people in and they take advantage. just happened again in our neighborhood. Stop allowing yourselves to be victims. get involved. Join or start a neighborhood watch group or attend the meetings once a month with police officers at the Sunkist bldg the last thursday of every month.
Alan Taylor, Estate Agent April 03, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Agreed BJ. Officer Bergmann and Lewis say these "distraction burglaries" are not uncommon. People simply being aware of them and sharing the information with their watch groups can make a huge difference.
Pat April 03, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Okay then, at what time is the next neighborhood watch meeting at the Sunkist Building on April 26th?
Momlee April 03, 2012 at 08:49 PM
We all want to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. I've been keeping my doors locked and won't open it unless I know who the person is. You're not rude just being safe. If you need services, you set the appointments and get referrals. Be alert and listen to your neighbors. Also, share these comments to prevent burglaries and never let a stranger into your home. I just can't say it enough.

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