Shorewood Home Burglarized Overnight on Sunday

The village has experienced a slew of home burglaries, including 14 in one month, but this is the first reported incident since Oct. 30.

Police say owners of a home in the 2200 block of East Newton Avenue didn’t realize their home had been burglarized overnight on Sunday until a stolen credit card was used fraudulently.

Along with the credit card, a $40 purse, checkbook and personal identification were taken when the unlocked home was entered through a side door sometime between 10 p.m. on Sunday and 7 a.m. on Monday.

The village has experienced a slew of home burglaries, including 14 in one month, but this is the first reported incident since Oct. 30.

Cricket November 15, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Allow me to rephrase - not everything south of Capitol is bad - south of capitol and west of oakland also known as "the hole" is pretty crime ridden. Mostly rentals. If you check the various crime alert areas web sites that is where a lot of this stuff happens, general thuggery type behavior, drug related, people being held up on street corners, day to day stuff. Actual robberies can happen anywhere but I do not think of them in terms of my general safety. I have lived here for 22 years and there are definitely places I would not walk at night now or 15 years ago so although I think we are having a rash of burglaries right now, perpetrated by one or two individuals I think Shorewood is safe as it has always been.
Cricket November 15, 2012 at 05:26 PM
What I can't believe is that I read several people awoke to people in their houses and then just shooed them out, went back to bed and then called the police. I could not sleep with my doors unlocked, not even an afternoon nap.
Bob McBride November 15, 2012 at 05:33 PM
While I think there are some assumptions made about the relative chance of running into armed resistance, I think to a larger extent the availability of easily pilfered stuff (unlocked cars, unlocked homes) combined with assumptions made about the quality and quantity of such stuff in places like Shorewood and WFB probably play a greater part in making them preferable targets. In addition, once across "the bridge" or in the safety of the buffer area provided by 3 parks and wooded area along the river, chances of apprehension decrease significantly.
Chief David Banaszynski November 16, 2012 at 05:12 PM
First of all, Thank you for your kind words about the Shorewood Police Department. We are working very hard to catch these individuals. We do have a few suspects and are working on putting together a case and to arrest them. Secondly, Shorewood is a very safe community. I have not only grown up here myself, I raised a family here. This is one of the reasons that I commented on this article, Shorewood is safe and because of that sometimes we let our guard down. I am not blaming anyone for a crime being committed on their property, I just want to remind people that we as a community need to help each other to remain safe and continue to be a good place to live, work and shop. Please remember to: Lock all door and windows, even if you are just going in the backyard. Burglars hate to make noise. Light up the outside of your home. Burglars don’t like light Lock your car doors even if the car is in the garage and then shut and lock your garage. Never leave valuables in the car, especially visible through the windows Call the police if you see something suspicious. You know your neighbors, if it looks wrong to you or just seems wrong to you – call 9-1-1 or if you don’t think it is an emergency but need an officer to check it out, call our dispatch center at 351-9900
Chief David Banaszynski November 16, 2012 at 05:13 PM
On a side note, of the 24 burglaries reported this year we have made an arrest in one garage burglary, 3 burglaries where the suspect pried open a coin operated washing machine in an apartment, 2 apartment burglaries and one home burglary where a neighbor called us when they heard something suspicious. Stay up to date on everything that is going on at the Shorewood Police Department: Our website has safety tips and police alerts: www.villageofshorewood.org/police We also put alerts and other news on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Shorewood.Wisconsin.Police.Department You can get text or email alerts by signing up for our free alert system at: http://local.nixle.com/shorewood-police-department/ And you can see a map of all crimes that are reported in Shorewood, setup your own alert system on the site and it is free at: https://www.crimereports.com/ then go to the Village of Shorewood, WI.


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