BPD press release
There has been an increase in burglaries and thefts in the Bishop area. During the month of July there were 12 burglaries, six felony vandalisms, and five petty thefts from unlocked vehicles.
The crimes appear to target mostly unlocked vehicles and unoccupied homes; however two of the recent burglaries involved locked homes while the residences were occupied.
The Sheriff’s Office has received some tips from the public regarding the crime spree; all potential leads are being investigated thoroughly. We are still asking that the public report any suspicious activity.
Some residents may be using security cameras; if this is the case and you record anything that may be tied to the burglaries please contact Sheriff’s Dispatch at 760-878-0383 so a Deputy can review the footage.
We want residents to know that most all of the recent thefts and burglaries are taking place when it’s dark (late at night or very early morning).
Always lock your vehicles and homes (including windows);
Never leave valuables inside your vehicle;
Keep your garage door closed and locked;
Consider motion-sensitive lighting for your yard;
If you have a home alarm system –use it;
Be a good neighbor, stay vigilant and report any suspicious activity.