After a home was burglarized in Canyon Palms on Dec. 17, we asked our neighborhood police liaison officer, Lt. Gustavo M. Araiza, for information we could share. He offered general advice that may help everyone avoid falling prey to a burglary:
- Adopt an “evening routine” and conduct a perimeter check of your residence; check for unlocked doors and windows, especially garage doors.
- Consider adding a sensor to your garage door to alert you if you accidentally leave it open.
- Consider a home security system for your residence, and be sure to arm it every time you are away.
- Also arm your home security system when you are home using the “Stay” feature, especially at night, so you can be alerted should someone gain entry. Immediately call 9-1-1.
You can reach firstname.lastname@example.org at (760) 323-8119, but non-emergency issues should instead be reported by calling the police non-emergency telephone number (760) 327-1441, or visiting the City of Palm Springs (palmspringsca.gov) web application. There you can click Connect and the appropriate link under Submit/Report.