POLL: Six Home Break-ins Last Week; A Norm for Castro Valley?

Several homes in the Palomares Hills subdivision and Greenridge Eichler community were burglarized last week. Do you think break-ins are becoming a common occurrence in your neighborhood?

Last week, six homes in Castro Valley were reportedly burglarized in five days — five in the Palomares Hills subdivision and one in the Greenridge Eichler community, according to authorities.

Break-ins were logged from residents on Carson Lane, Mount Jasper Drive, Sherman Drive, Greenridge Road and Clement Drive on June 11, 13, 14 and 15, records state.

The details are as follows:

June 11: 18900 block of Carson Lane — burglary reported 9 a.m.

June 13: 18800 block of Mount Jasper Drive — burglary reported 10:47 a.m.

June 14: 19500 block of Clement Drive — burglary reported 7:21 a.m.

June 15: 5300 block of Greenridge Road — burglary reported 8 a.m.; 20800 block of Sherman Drive — burglary reported 9 a.m.; 19800 block of Clement Drive — burglary reported 12:30 p.m.

Additional details on the burglaries were not available.

The break-ins were orginally reported in

Kate June 21, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Our next door neighbor was burglarized Father's Day at noon while we were home. Didn't hear anything unusual and our dog never barked. They went through the side gate and in through an open bedroom window, stealing electronics. The family was only gone an hour. Such cahones. SLPD said our area (around SL High and Freshman campus) has seen an increase in burglaries lately and to be extra careful.
Liz Wickham June 22, 2012 at 02:13 PM
When we moved here, our neighbor advised us to get locks for our side gates. It's a bit inconvenient, but it deters trespassers and keeps the dogs in. Our street seems to have more than its share of pit bulls...could that be why we haven't seen a spike in break-ins?
Anne Quint June 23, 2012 at 05:42 AM
Is there any way to find out if the burglarized homes had security systems in place and armed? We recently had an alarm system installed and I turn it on even if I am leaving for a few minutes. It has a motion sensor that triggers the alarm if anyone is in he house. Watch out for people coming to your porch and asking dumb questions. They are "scouts" looking for no one home. We have Neighborhood Watch but that only works if neighbors tell us when they are leaving.
Analisa Harangozo June 23, 2012 at 08:08 AM
@Anne: There wasn't much detail released regarding these homes other than what was provided. That is an interesting point made, though.


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