HOLIDAY SEASON BURGLARY ALERT
Burglaries go up almost 70% over the holiday season in Corvallis. Criminals often look for empty houses over the winter break.
You can help protect your property by doing the following:
-Make sure your doors and windows are LOCKED! Unlocked homes are THREE TIMES more likely to be burglarized in Corvallis.
-Give your house an “occupied look”. Lights on timers may deter burglars.
-Secure valuables out of sight, or take them with you if you travel away from home.
-Install adequate exterior lighting, including motion lights
-Consider installing an alarm and/or video surveillance
-Keep garage and shed doors closed, they are easy targets for burglars.
-Let your neighbors know if you’ll be gone so they can keep an eye out.
If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, alert police by contacting the Corvallis Police Dispatch at 541-766-6911