On Saturday, October 13, 2012, department volunteers distributed flyers to the community and businesses that provided safety tips relating to the residential burglaries happening in east San Rafael. Additionally, extra officers have been specifically assigned to patrol the residential area and investigators are continuing to follow up on leads from several of these cases.
Citizens are encouraged to contact the police department if they see anyone in their neighborhoods that appear suspicious or unfamiliar to the area. It is believed that the burglars may be knocking on doors possibly posing as solicitors in an attempt to determine if the home is unoccupied. Legitimate solicitors should have proper identification and credentials. Citizens are also reminded to keep their doors and windows locked.