If you know of criminal activity in your area, please call the Bagley hotline (313-927-2674
) or email Bagleycommunitycouncil@yahoo.com. Give as much information as possible: type of crime, location of crime (address), car license plate, description, etc. The information will be reported for you.
Neighborhood Watch Sticker is good to place in windows and doors. Download HERE and have it laminated.
Detroit Fab, 18480 Mt. Elliot, have created made to fit cages to secure your unit from theft. They also have an electronic sensor that can be tied into your current alarm system.
They can be reached at 313-891-7181 or 586-718-3810. This information was provided by the 12th precinct.
Preventing Residential Burglary
Being proactive is the key to preventing home break-ins. There are only two ways to enter the home…..a door or a window. Let’s start with the doors. First and foremost, all exit doors should be made of solid wood or metal. Hollow doors can be punched out. The best locks to attach on the doors are deadbolt locks with a one inch bolt. Shorter bolts can be pried out of the door jamb. The strike plate and the hinges are the keys to your doors not being forced open (kicked in). The strike plate and hinge screws should be long enough to reach the wall studs (3-4 inches) This will help to protect the doors against a forced entry attack.
Finally, lets talk about the windows. All windows should be alarmed or have bolt locking devices attached. Window Bolt locks can be purchased for under $20.00 at the large home improvement stores. You can put a nail between the two sashes on double hung windows or put a block of wood in the window to keep them from being forced open. Security bars are an option, but keep in mind one set should be installed inside the home and a child should be able to unlock them and get out in case of a fire.
Basement windows should be alarmed or changed over to glass block windows.
IMPORTANT: Burglars will always knock on your door before they break in. Watch for suspicious persons or cars and report them to (911) as soon as you are sure they are casing the neighborhood.
IMPORTANT: Your safety is law enforcement’s first priority!!
Report a Crime to “Telephone Crime Reporting” at (313) 267-4600. This number takes Abandoned Car complaints
Don’t Get Your Car Tires Stolen
Don’t let the thieves steal your car tires. Before you get out of the car, turn your wheels to the left or right (cut your wheels). This will lock them in place and make them difficult if not impossible to steal.
Detroit Police Department’s Plan Of Action
Click here to read the Detroit Police Department’s Plan Of Action to reduce crime.
ATTENTION: There is a new gang called “The Band” this group of individuals have to complete and initiation in order to be in the gang. Their target area is 8 Mile Rd. & Greenfield to North on 7 Mile Road to the Lodge Fwy. Please be advised that they are breaking into homes and stealing jewelry. There is two cars that pull up in front of your house one car invades the home while the other car watches. So that they can complete their initiation into “The Band”. Several homes have been broken into in the last week. They don’t care if you are home or not. Crimes occur at night between the hours of 9:00pm to 11:00pm. Their target is the elder and single women. Please take caution. Cut more lights on. Let your neighbors know. Watch out for one another. Sources of this action has been confirmed. Be careful!
Open To Trespass
If you see any vacant homes that have front, back doors, or windows open, report it to the the Buildings Safety Engineering, and Environmental Department (313) 224-3251.
Did you know your house/block will be put on special attention? A police car will drive around the block (when there are no other assignments) for three days. If you are able to close doors, windows, or board the ‘open’ areas up please do so. Protect yourself and your neighbors.
From The Police THIRTEEN THINGS YOUR BURGLAR WON’T TELL YOU
1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.
2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.
3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste… and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.
4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it.
5. If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.
6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.
7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink and the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom – and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.
8. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door – understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.
9. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)
10. Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.
11. Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms.
12. You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.
13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television.
8 MORE THINGS A BURGLAR WON’T TELL YOU:
1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.
3. I’ll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again… If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature.
4. I’m not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?
5. I love looking in your windows. I’m looking for signs that you’re home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I’d like. I’ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.
6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address.
7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it’s an invitation.
8. If you don’t answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.
Convicted burglars in North Carolina, Oregon, California, and Kentucky.
Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars on the Job.
ADDED PROTECTION FOR YOU AND YOUR HOME:
If you don’t have a gun, here’s a more humane way to wreck someone’s evil plans for you. (I guess I can get rid of the baseball bat.):
A receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.
The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.
Thought this was interesting and might be of use.
FROM ANOTHER SOURCE
Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . For decades, he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.
Glinka says, “This is better than anything I can teach them.”
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says, “spray the culprit in the eyes”. It’s a tip he’s given to students for decades. It’s also one he wants everyone to hear. If you’re looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray.
“That’s going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out.” Maybe even save a life.
PUT YOUR CAR KEYS BESIDE YOUR BED AT NIGHT
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr’s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.
This would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone. Carry your car keys when outside in case you fall outside. You can activate the car alarm and then someone will know there’s a problem.
You can be a court watcher as individuals who have committed crime are sentenced before a judge.
By filling the courtroom you can send the message that YOU do not want crime in Detroit.
Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT)
If you see a car being stripped or stolen, you can call anonymously. H.E.A.T –Help Eliminate Auto Theft–1-800-242-HEAT— anonymous tip line, rewards may be made
Please Be Alert