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. 


Rita Lester-George November 20, 2012 at 01:22 AM
The people whose unlocked homes are being robbed are obviously not readers of Patch. How do we get the word out to those people?
CowDung November 20, 2012 at 03:07 AM
It seems as though the burglars are rapidly spreading the word...
Chief David Banaszynski November 20, 2012 at 01:08 PM
First of all, Thank you for your support. 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 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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