Unlocked Lake Bluff Home Burglarized Over Weekend

The wave of home burglaries in Shorewood — 15 over the past several weeks — continued overnight on Friday when a house in the 2500 block of East Lake Bluff Boulevard was entered.

Shorewood police say an unlocked home was burglarized overnight on Friday in the 2500 block of East Lake Bluff Boulevard.

The village has experienced a slew of illegal entries to homes — 15 since Sept. 27 — and in most cases, the homes are unlocked. Neighboring communities have also reported an increase in home burglaries. 

The department is working closely with other local law enforcement to buck the trend. Shorewood police have made one arrest in connection with an earlier burglary. 


Chief David Banaszynski November 20, 2012 at 01:09 PM
On a side note, of the 24 burglaries reported this year we have made an arrest in 1 garage burglary, 3 burglaries where the suspect pried open a coin operated washing machine in an apartment, 2 apartment burglaries and 1 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.
The Donny Show November 20, 2012 at 03:49 PM
How can you say a place that has 15 burglaries in a few weeks in safe? I know this isnt 8th and Atkinson dangerous, but there are a number of thieves preying on residents. Sounds like a problem to me.
CowDung November 20, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Nobody is claiming that it isn't a problem, just that we still live in a relatively safe community (unlike 8th and Atkinson and the like)...
The Donny Show November 20, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Look above "very safe" is used.
CowDung November 20, 2012 at 05:18 PM
I feel very safe walking around Shorewood, particularly on the East side. Since I lock my doors, and the burglars don't appear to be violent, I feel very safe at home as well.


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