Due to recent reports of attempted break-ins and burglaries in Somersett, General Manager Tracy Carter has asked our contracted security to increase patrols in the areas affected. Additionally, he has requested more presence in those areas from the Reno Police Department. Please stay alert and if you see something suspicious, call 911.

Here are a few crime safety tips:

Protect your home:

  • Lock all of your doors, including the door leading to your house from your garage.
  • Close and lock windows on the ground floor at night and when you are away from home.
  • Place a security bar between a patio door and the door jam. Unlocked patio doors or flimsy patio-door locks are common entry points for burglars.
  • Keep your garage door shut, even if you are home.
  • Use light timers when leaving your home for the evening or for an extended period of time.
  • Consider installing an alarm system.

Protect your vehicle:

  • Always lock your car, even if it is in the driveway. Remember that leaving a garage door opener in an unlocked car is like leaving a key to your home in plain sight.
  • Remove valuables from your car.
  • Park in your garage whenever possible.

Finally, one of the best crime prevention tools is a good neighbor. Take advantage of the warm weather and get to know the people who live around you. Having friendly eyes and ears around can go a long way toward preventing and discouraging criminal activity.

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More crime prevention tips from the Reno Police Department.

The City of Reno’s tips for establishing a Neighborhood Watch Group.

The City of Reno’s Neighborhood Watch “What Is It?” brochure

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  1. Good tips! Thank you, Tracy, for the increased security presence. Sierra Canyon has, as well, been hit with some very recent and scary robberies and attempted break-ins.

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