Look out for Beacon Hill area breakins
Police warn residents of the Beacon Hill area to be vigilant and contact them immediately if they see anyone suspicious in their neighborhood, after three incidents that point to a nighttime intruder.
New Shoreham Police Chief Vincent Carlone said that in two recent cases, houses appeared to have been entered late at night, although nothing was stolen. And at 2 a.m. July 2, a Beacon Hill homeowner awoke to the sound of someone knocking on a window. That's a technique burglars use to see if anyone's at home and likely to hear them, Carlone said.
"In this case, they picked the wrong guy," Carlone added. The homeowner is a man who's "well prepared to deal with something like that," Carlone said. "Had he caught them, the problem would have been solved."
The person who had knocked fled before the homeowner could catch sight of him or her.
"There's someone roaming around that area late night, perhaps someone who's living in the woods," Carlone said. "If anyone sees anything that doesn't look right, call us."