A reader writes in with some bad news:
My house was broken into during mid-day on Thursday. They leaped over my fence, kicked in my back door despite being face to face with two pit bulls. They found the dog food and dumped it on the back porch to try and distract my dogs. They then spent quiet a bit of time in my home rummaging. They stole electronics, DVD’s, digital, film and video cameras, as well as videos of my children from birth. They stole piggy banks and also quiet a bit of food…non-perishables as well as 2 lbs of frozen meat, 18 eggs and a carton of OJ.
The crime map shows B&Es at 1900 E Franklin St, 2512 E Grace St, 3109 E Broad St, 1523 Oakwood Ave, 2031 Jennie Scher Road, 2001 Venable St, 1321 Mechanicsville Tpke, 2513 Rosetta St, and 2101 Fairmount Ave over the past month. In addition, I have heard anecdotally of at least one more incident that does not appear to be listed. This seems a much higher than usual rate usual — has anyone heard anything?