The City of Racine has experienced a string of residential burglaries on the north side of the city. At least two dozen burglaries have been reported since the beginning of this year. The targeted homes are vacant or unoccupied. The homes are generally located in an area bounded by 3 Mile Rd on the north, Douglas Ave. on the west and Hamilton St. on the south. The suspects typically enter the home through a rear or side window or door. The burglars then remove large sections of copper pipe from the home. The Racine Police Department anticipates that there are unreported incidents or will be other incidents in the near future.
The Racine Police Department wants to remind all residents to remain aware of suspicious activity, persons or vehicles. Residents are asked to pay particular attention to homes that are for sale, foreclosed, vacant or otherwise unoccupied. At any time, if you believe that activity in your neighborhood is suspicious, call the Racine Police Department at (262) 635-7700 and request assistance.
Racine Police Investigators are interested in any additional information that you may have about these incidents. You are urged to call the Racine Police Department at (262) 635-7700 and ask for the Investigations Unit, or Crimestoppers at (262) 636-9330, or by texting to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D. #TIP417 with your text message.