Milpitas Police are encouraging residents to lock up their homes and look out for their neighbors as the city deals with an uptick in residential burglaries.
Since Jan. 1, 80 residential burglaries and attempted burglaries have been reported in Milpitas. Of those, 8 burglaries and 4 attempted burglaries were reported between May 27 and June 5, according to Milpitas Police. That includes reports of an attempted break-in on Seacliff Drive this week.
As a result, police are increasing daytime neighborhood patrols around town and reminding residents to be vigilant.
"We encourage residents to know their neighbors and recognize what is 'usual' and 'customary' in their neighborhood. By knowing what is 'usual and customary' it is then very easy to tell what is not usual," said Milpitas Police Officer Trish Young-Orth.
Residents can log onto CrimeReports.com to see what calls police have responded to in neighborhoods around town.
Read more about what police recommend to keep your home safe.
Report a crime by calling Milpitas Police at 408-586-2500; report it anonymously at 408-586-2400; or visit the department's website.