When You Should Call

What is suspicious activity? You are the best judge of what constitutes suspicious activity in your area. Since you know what goes on in your neighborhood on a daily basis better than we do, if you think it’s suspicious, it probably is. A majority of crimes are prevented by calls from alert community members.


Many solicitors are honest salespersons, however if they request to enter your home for any reason (to use the restroom, make a phone call, etc.) your warning bells should be sounding. This is a common trick of thieves to gain legal access to a residence for illegal activity or to “case it.” Always follow your instincts if something seems suspicious. If the story doesn’t sound right, they have no identification, they seem to be wandering in the area without going to doors, they have no products on hand, etc., call us right away. We will contact the person, find out what’s going on, and might very well prevent you or your neighbor from becoming the victim of a crime.

Abandoned Vehicles

Many abandoned vehicles are often not working and are awaiting the owner’s return. Sometimes abandoned vehicles are stolen and have been dropped off in your neighborhood. Our office can determine who the vehicle belongs to and whether or not it has been stolen.

Unfamiliar vehicles in the area could belong to the friend of a neighbor or could just be a disabled vehicle. They could also belong to a criminal looking for an empty home or a garage door to enter. Take into account all events when determining on whether or not to call us. If in doubt, make the call!

Suspicious Activity Examples

Learn about some circumstances that you may witness and the possible crime associated with these actions.

  1. Persons
  2. Property
  3. Vehicles
  4. Other

Suspicious Activity Concerning Persons

Possible Crime
Going door to door in a residential area, especially if one or more persons go to rear of residence.
Possible burglary suspects or trespassers.
Waiting or loitering in front of a house or business, if business is closed or house unoccupied.
Possible burglary suspects.
Forcing entrance, or entering your neighbor’s house, when it is unoccupied.
Possible burglary, theft or trespassing.
Person running, especially if something of value is being carried.
Possible suspect fleeing the scene of a crime.
Person carrying property that is not wrapped, at an unusual hour.
Possible suspect fleeing the scene of a burglary or robbery.
Much human traffic to and from a certain residence if it occurs on a daily or regular basis.
Possible vice or fence operation.
Person screaming.
Possible rape or assault.
Persons loitering around schools, parks, or secluded areas.
Possible sex offenders or drug dealers.