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7/9/09

Police give tips to protect yourself from home burglary

Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff

By Ben Lawson  - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock Police say they're seeing a spike in home burglaries. Just recently they connected three suspects to four break-ins across the city. Herb Castilleja, 37, Delores Martinez, 39, and her son Leonard Martinez, 22, are each charged with multiple counts of burglary, but authorities say they're not alone.

Lubbock has already seen 1,646 home burglaries this year. Last year, police reported 2,750 home burglaries. So, we've already reached more than half that number. "Most of the time the homes are secure. You know, people have locked their doors, locked their windows, and it's forced entry and that's very difficult to stop without really spending a lot of money on heavy duty security," Lubbock Police Sergeant Mark Wims said. 

Police say one of the easiest ways to protect yourself is to get to know your neighbors. They suggest joining a neighborhood watch, because once your neighbors know what is typical activity at your house, they'll be able to identify suspicious activity and alert police before you become a victim.

If you your home is hit, the best way to get your property back is to know your serial numbers. Write them down along with the model number of electronics and other items. Police also suggest taking pictures of your expensive jewelry so it can easily be identified.

In the meantime, if you know how to locate Herb Castilleja, 37, Delores Martinez, 39, or Leonard Martinez, 22, your asked to call Crime Line. That number is (806) 741-1000, and you can remain anonymous.  

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7/9/09
Home burglaries increase in Lubbock
Lubbock Police say home burglary is on the rise. Investigators just recently named a family of suspects connected to four break-ins. NewsChannel 11's Ben Lawson has details.

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