Police: Open garage burglaries spike as weather warms and more people spend time outdoors

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - With recent thefts of items taken from garages, the Bakersfield Police Department wants to remind the community to keep garage doors closed and secure.

The BPD has a few crime prevention tips for making your home a litter safer this summer:

--Keep your garage door shut as often as possible and items of value out of plain view

--Keep bikes, and other larger items locked up inside your garage

--Install motion sensor lights near your garage door

--Etch your name, address or phone number into items of value and be sure to write down make, model and serial number of larger valuable items.

Interested in receiving more tips or starting a Neighborhood Watch program? Call the BPD Crime Prevention Unit at 326-3024.

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