Burglar-proof Your Home
While burglary in Portland is down thieves are always looking for an opportunity and Sgt. Michael Marshman, Executive Officer for Services Branch of the Chief's Office of the Portland Police Bureau, told us about the latest trend: burglars reading the obituaries printed in the newspaper. He says they then internet search the name of the person to get the address, then MapQuest the address and do the burglary during the funeral service. Most people are so busy with funeral services, legal paperwork, etc, that they are not thinking of all the items of value that Mom/Dad and/or Grandma/Grandpa have in their home. Once the home is burglarized, the family has no idea of what they had other then they had valuable items. This produces more headaches for the homeowner with insurance companies.
To watch a video from the Portland Police click here. To report a non-emergency burglary call 503-823-3333.