CRIME WATCH ALERT
Yesterday afternoon the Fishers Police Department responded to a residential burglary in the 11900 block of Royalwood Drive (116th Street and Olio Road). The homeowner was alerted by his barking dog. When the homeowner went to investigate he observed a stranger standing in his living room. The suspect immediately jumped out of an open window and fled the area. Officers conducted an extensive search using a Police K-9, however the suspect remains at large.
The homeowner described the suspect as a white male wearing a florescent yellow or orange colored vest. If you were in the Royalwood Neighborhood yesterday and saw a person matching the description Detectives would like to speak with you. Also if you live in the area and have exterior security cameras Detectives may be interested in reviewing any footage from yesterday between 1:00pm and 1:30pm. Detective Dan Nelson can be reached at 317-595-3331.
Please remember to report suspicious persons, vehicles, and activity immediately to 911. Also keep in mind the following home safety tips:
Home Safety Tips
? Install exterior lights at all entrances. Consider motion detector lights.
? Install a wide-angle viewer on all exterior doors.
? Check who is at the door and do not open the door to anyone you don’t know.
? Install good locks on all doors and windows. Use those locks!
? Be sure locks on doors and windows can be opened quickly in case of fire.
? Leave a light on when you are not home. If you are on vacation, use a timer to control lighting.
? Don’t hide keys outside.
? Remove house keys from your keychain when your car is serviced.
? Talk with trusted neighbors. Keep an eye on their house and ask them to watch yours.
? Stop mail and newspaper delivery when you are away.
? Install an alarm system that will detect entry and notify police.
? Have your lawn mowed and snow shoveled when away.
? Close garage doors at night.
? Keep trees and bushes trimmed. Do not let plants block doors and windows.
An event that is out of the ordinary or that makes you feel uncomfortable could be a crime in progress.
? Adults or juveniles walking casually through the neighborhood looking into windows, backyards, vehicles, etc.
? A vehicle driving slowly through your neighborhood with or without lights on.
? Something wakes you in the night.
? Someone you don’t know rings your doorbell.
? An unknown car parked near your home containing one or more people.
? If something is suspicious to you, Call the Police!
Fishers Police Chief George Kehl is convinced that having a strong partnership with the police department and your neighbors will give the Fishers community its best chance in deterring and detecting criminal activity. If your neighborhood is not an active member of the Fishers Neighborhood Crime Watch Program we encourage you to call Lieutenant Dave Dunbar, at 317-595-3313, for more information.
As always if you see or hear something suspicious please call 911 immediately!