See below, from our Community Services Coordinator at the Cary Police Department:
I am Sergeant Jeremy Burgin and I am your Cary Police Department Community Services Coordinator. I have taken over for Officer Jeff Morgan who has gone back to patrol. Please feel free to email me with any questions or concerns about your neighborhoods if the need arises.
As to the purpose of this email, we have recently experienced some daytime burglaries throughout the Town of Cary. The suspect(s) are posing as solicitors and knocking on doors to determine if someone is home. If not, the suspect(s) are forcibly entering rear doors/windows and targeting jewelry, electronics, and currency. I have attached a crime flyer with some basic tips as a reminder. Please encourage your neighbors to call and report any suspicious activity. This includes solicitors. These are 911 calls.
Non-emergency: (919) 469-4012
Please let me know if you have questions.
Jeremy D Burgin
Community Services Sergeant
Cary Police Department
120 Wilkinson Ave - P.O. Box 8005
Cary, NC 27512-8005
8/28/2014 update from the our district commander at the Cary Police -- good news:
Great news! All suspects in the Camden Forest burglary were identified. Two were arrested, and warrants are being issued for others. If our belief that all 3 burglaries are related holds true, this should effectively bring an end to this trend and allow Lochmere to relax once again. We will still have increased presence for the next few days while the remaining warrants are served, but I wanted to put this out so your residents could breathe a sigh of relief. Again, our thanks to the vigilant eyes of those who were able to provide invaluable witness information in helping to solve this crime. This is a prime example of the strength of communities working together with the police to keep their neighborhoods safe!
8/27/2014 update from the Cary Police (note, the Police did not provide specific address, just the street):
We’ve made an arrest in the Camden Forest case and recovered much of their property. That’s the good news. The bad news is there are other accomplices who have yet to be identified and who remain active in their larcenous endeavors. A 3rd home was hit on Lochview Drive today. Neighbors will be seeing an increased presence from officers for awhile. If you don’t see us, don’t assume we’re not there as we may or may not move into a more covert mode while we try to catch the rest of this crew. As always, please let me know if you have questions, and I’ll be happy to answer what I can. Please ask neighbors to remain on the lookout, especially for the white Ford Windstar, a white Chrysler Town & Country and / or an older model, white Bonneville style vehicle w/red pin striping. Best way to call in sightings is the non-emergency number of 919-469-4012.
8/23/2014: Please see below (with updated attachment) for another update from the Cary Police. Although the information indicates "....in the area of Cary Parkway and Holly Springs", the most recent burglary on 8/22 was in Loch Highlands (in Lochmere) on Bonniewood Drive.
Attached is a crime alert regarding recent burglaries in the area of Cary Parkway and Holly Springs Road. For more general information please contact District 3 Captain Kevin Tingen at 919-469-4088. More importantly if reporting a sighting of one of the suspicious vehicles listed in the flyer, please contact the non-emergency number at 919-469-4012, which is manned 24/7, so an officer can be dispatched in an effort to locate the vehicle right away. If a vehicle is sighted, please ask callers to record as much information as possible (tag number, driver / passenger descriptions, etc.) in the event we’re unable to get there before they leave.
Please pass this along to your neighborhood communication channels
Sgt. B. Dale
Cary Police Department
Field Operations Bureau
District 3- Team 4
8/22/2014 6:25pm UPDATE: It has been reported from residents that there was a break-in on Bonniewood (in LOCHMERE) today. We have contacted the police to get more information and will provide any updates as they become available. Continue to be aware of activity on your street and follow the guidance provided below.
8/20/2014: Please see below (and attachment at the bottom) from our District Commander at the Cary Police Department -- related to a burglary in Camden Forest, which is very close to Lochmere:
Please see the attached Crime Alert for a burglary that occurred on E. Camden Forest Drive on 8/18/14. Please distribute through your e-mail contacts in the Lochmere area. If anyone has questions, feel free to refer them to me at 919-469-4088, but if reporting a sighting of one of the suspicious vehicles, please contact the non-emergency number at 919-469-4012, which is manned 24/7, so an officer can be dispatched in an effort to locate the vehicle right away. If a vehicle is sighted, please ask callers to record as much information as possible (tag number, driver / passenger descriptions, etc) in the event we’re unable to get there before they leave.
Capt. Kevin Tingen
Cary Police District Three
120 Wilkinson Avenue
Cary, NC 27512
The following summer safety tips come from Officer Jeff Morgan, the Cary Police Department Community Services Coordinator:
As temperatures remain high and school has let out for the summer, it is a good time to remind everyone of a few tips to help prevent the seasonal increase in criminal activity in your neighborhood.
1. We encourage YOU to call the Police Department anytime you see someone sitting in a car in your neighborhood that you don’t recognize and appears to be there for no apparent reason. We would call this a “Suspicious Vehicle.” It would also be appropriate to call us if you were to see one of these Suspicious Vehicles in a neighbor’s driveway, particularly if you know your neighbor is out of town or at work. Most of the tips that help us solve cases come from observant neighbors who see something out of the ordinary and call us.
2. WHAT NUMBERS TO CALL
3. If you call us, here is what our dispatcher will want to know from you.
5. Should you answer the door if you are home alone?
6. Lock your doors and set your alarm
Here’s a list of tips for you and your children in case they are home by themselves:
Officer Jeff Morgan
Cary Police Department Community Services Coordinator
120 Wilkinson Ave.
Cary, NC 27513
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