Important Communication from Police Chief Kelly Stillman:
Once again, several residents in the City experienced their cars being entered and items taken.
The vehicles that were entered were all unlocked.
The Rocky River PD cannot stress enough how important it is to secure your property. This means locking your cars in your driveway at all times, checking your home before you retire to make sure everything is locked and secure.
Crimes such as these are crimes of opportunity, this means the criminals will prowl the neighborhood looking for unlocked vehicles, homes, etc. Anything that is unlocked and easy access allows them to continue in their criminal behavior. If you have checked the news lately you will see that these crimes are happening in all the west side suburbs, Bay Village, Westlake, Avon and Avon Lake to name a few. PLEASE help us help you, lock your property and remain vigilant for anything at any time that is out of the norm for your neighborhood. If you see anything that looks out of place, call the Rocky River PD immediately and report it.
As always if you need to discuss anything at any time feel free to contact me. My office line is 440-356-5625.
Chief Kelly J. Stillman