Four homeowners reported burglaries last week, and police are once again reminding residents to look out for anything suspicious.
A Mathewson Road man reported the first incident on Monday, March 4. The man told police he returned home from a couple days out of town to find a shattered window pane in his office. Nothing was immediately reported missing but the man said he would keep looking.
The next morning, a Joyce Street man told police a laptop computer, credit cards, $100 cash and his wife’s purse were stolen overnight. The man said he and his wife awoke to find a back porch storm window open. Police believe an edging tool was used to open the window. It also appeared someone tried to enter the home through a front door window.
On Thursday, police responded to Phillips Street for a home alarm that was sounding. There, officers found a damaged front window pane. It appeared the window had been smashed as a means of reaching the front door lock. The entry, however, set off the home’s alarm. Nothing was reported missing.
A Chapman Lane woman reported the week’s final break-in on Sunday. The woman returned home to find a jewelry box, a flat screen TV, an alarm clock, a coffee maker and two dozen other items missing. No windows were broken but the ground was disturbed around a basement window, which was found closed but unlocked.
Barrington Police Chief John LaCross said residents should keep an eye out for anything out of the ordinary in their neighborhoods. That could include everything from unfamiliar vehicles to people walking around late at night.
One neighbor, for example, reported an older model, cream or white colored Volvo in the area of Mathewson Road around the same time as Monday’s break-in.
The police department’s confidential tip line is 437-3933.