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Unlocked Window Leads to 2nd Home Burglary in 5 Days

Shorewood police are urging residents to keep their home doors and windows locked after a second break-in in the village.

For the second time in less than a week, a home was burglarized in Shorewood after the intruders cut through the screen of an unlocked window.

The most recent burglary happened between 10 p.m. Saturday and 7:55 a.m. Sunday in the 3700 block of Morris Boulevard, Shorewood police said.

The circumstance in that crime are similar to a daytime burglary that happened Wednesday in the 400 block of Frederick Avenue, where entry was also gained through an unlocked window after the screen was cut.

In that crime, which remained unsolved as of late Friday, $3,000 in electronics were taken. There was no word Sunday on what — if anything — was taken from the Morris Boulevard home.

Shorewood police are urging all residents to keep all doors and windows locked. Anyone with information on either break-in is asked to call the Shorewood Police Department at (414) 847-2610.
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PCA August 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM
jeffjoseph - that's a bit of a stretch saying I'm blaming the victim. Just ask any police officer - unlocked homes, cars, etc. just increase the chances for crime for everyone. Terri - you are 100% correct. Locking up isn't a guarantee of no crime. The police can only do so much, however. Residents need to be aware and report suspicious activity immediately.
Terri Meinhardt August 15, 2013 at 08:34 PM
I agree Residents need to be aware. I met a young Shorewood resident yesterday, who had no idea about the recent break-ins in Shorewood. How can we get this news out to everyone in the community so they can all take action and lock up? Perhaps the Village can contact residents (?) Just suggesting......
Bob McBride August 15, 2013 at 10:57 PM
This has been going on forever. You guys just had a heavily promoted "National Night Out" thing put on by the police on Thursday. 2 days later the same stuff is happening. I don't know what more you can do short of having the cops drive through the streets at dusk using bullhorns to remind people to lock up the houses, cars and garages. It's no better in the Bay, and people get equally as huffy about being accused of attracting crime to the area by leaving stuff unlocked. At some point it just comes down to "you can't fix stupid".
Joan Marenda August 28, 2013 at 01:48 PM
Perhaps if the police paid more attention to our neighborhoods as opposed to cars with expired plates, or not coming to a complete stop, this would be curbed.

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