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Burglars Hit 6 Frankfort Homes Monday

The Frankfort police said there were six burglaries on the southeast end of town Monday.

Prowlers burglarized six Frankfort homes Monday.

The victimized residences were all on the southeast end of town, said Frankfort police Deputy Chief Kevin Keegan.

The crooks gained entry by forcing doors, Keegan said. All of the break-ins were in the late afternoon into the evening, he said.

No one was home when the prowlers struck, he said.

The burglars made off with jewelry and other unspecified property, Keegan said.

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Steven O January 22, 2014 at 08:17 AM
Another fantastic error-filled 'Patch' article. Were the burglaries on the southeast end of town as the headline states or the northeast end of town as stated in the second sentence of the article??? On a side note, I'd like to see our law enforcement patrol the area more rather than lounge in Wilson's Paving parking lot.
Lori Willmer January 22, 2014 at 08:39 AM
Agreed Steven! How about a couple street names?
lisaphaby January 22, 2014 at 08:44 AM
Southeast, Southwick and Lakeview.....
Gretchen Kron Dust January 22, 2014 at 09:26 AM
When are we going to be allowed to know what's going on instead of this after the fact, lack of details and keeping residents in the dark? Things aren't perfect anywhere but it seems like we can't hear about crime unless it's the network of residents talking and sharing to protect ourselves! More facts, homes had alarms and pets, think this is the same group targeting other neighborhoods surrounding us, if they are closer to knowing anymore information, how many cars will be in our community watching for suspects, are pawn shops being watched...
MommyTwoThree January 22, 2014 at 10:33 AM
Perhaps police cars shouldn't be parked in local parking lots or off the side of a major road just waiting to catch someone speeding. How about patrolling neighborhoods, now that we know these savages have figured out that Frankfort is an easy target. Step it up Frankfort Police.
Lori Willmer January 22, 2014 at 10:44 AM
I agree with Mommy! Focus on patrolling for the real criminals and stop being Barney Fife's all day.
Victoria Hay January 22, 2014 at 12:38 PM
I live in Lakeview Estates South and I see police patrolling through our neighborhood all the time!
Elmo January 22, 2014 at 01:12 PM
I agree With Victoria, I live in Lakeview as well. my neighbors and I are always looking out for each other. it if doesn't look right, Call the police!! it's easy to blame the police when something happens. but rest assured those houses were cased long before they were broken onto.
MommyTwoThree January 22, 2014 at 02:31 PM
They apparently weren't patrolling anything when 6 houses were robbed in one day. Yes its easy to blame the police when I see them every day parked in the same spots trying to catch someone speeding. Patrol the streets instead. A few houses in our neighborhood were robbed recently as well. For two straight days AFTER the robberies I saw police patrolling the neighborhood and then they went back to their usual spots. The houses wouldn't be cased as good places to rob in the first place if the burglars saw police driving all around patrolling the neighborhoods instead of parked in an empty parking lot!
KMK January 22, 2014 at 03:36 PM
Tim I live in Lakeview and we're shocked about this... how many break-ins were in Lakeview? there were 6 total from the article. I was notified by email by the HOA but prior to that my daughter heard from a friend in the neighborhood. If someone kicks in my front door and I'm home do I have the right to shoot them??
Frankfort Resident January 22, 2014 at 07:03 PM
I agree with MommyTwoThree. I am all for looking for speeders around schools when kids are present or other problem areas. I am retired and I get out often during the day. About 80% of the time I see police, they are sitting in lots or along neighborhood roads with their radar on. I also usually encounter them gunning for speeders on side roads on my way home from Sunday morning church. Come on, how bad of a speeding problem do we have on Sunday mornings. Please get out their and increase your moving patrols to prevent more serious crimes and reduce the time spent on speed traps.
Treyvon January 23, 2014 at 12:08 PM
Vigilance and awareness is key. As Tim said, if you seem something that seems off, report it. Unfamiliar vehicles, as trivial as they may appear, should be considered suspicious. Police can't be everywhere at the same time. Let's be realistic. If they are patrolling your subdivision, some other subdivision isn't being patrolled and vise versa.
LocalRez January 26, 2014 at 09:52 PM
Some jurisdictions need to issue speeding tickets to help fund salaries and overtime for city employees. 1st priorities for most people would be making sure they are going to get paid for the work they're doing. The boss might be mandating that too. What bucket do the local police salaries come from???? As far as the question about shooting someone that enters your home with bad intentions - IMHO, don't bother unless you are prepared to kill them. You must be "in fear for your life". If you maim them you might just get sued for "ruining their ability to work" and anything else a good Chi town lawyer could dream up (pain and suffering) and you'll be paying the rest of your life.... Get a yapping dog, install cameras and alarm systems - at a minimum buy some signs and put them out in the yard warning about your alarm system (even if you don't have it). Timers are great too set up a few to start radios, tv's, lights. They will move on to another quiet house instead. Sounds crazy but go to goodwill and get a pair of super extra large man boots and leave them on your door stoop - looks like some big bear man is home! Use your imagination - you might be able to come up with other deterrents.
Larry February 09, 2014 at 09:26 AM
Patrol officers should be patrolling their designated ZONE OR BEAT, sitting in 1 place doesn't help. And yes make sure you leave a T.V. on or a radio on making it appear that someone is home as a kid my parents always left a radio on and lights! Shovel your snow!! If you can put a car that is in the garage and pull it out onto driveway.

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