The recent arrest of a suspected thief didn't stop the break-ins in one mid-Michigan community.
Christopher Lavoy was charged last week in connection with several break-ins in Webberville during the month of August. However, the Ingham County Sheriff's Office is still getting reports of larcenies and break-ins in the area.
The Sheriff's Office is reminding folks to be suspicious of people coming to your door, whether it's to sell something or do work on your property. It says if you didn't call for a worker to come to your property, they are probably there for criminal reasons.
Utility workers have marked newer vehicles. They have ID and will be more than happy to give you a contact number to verify who they are.
Other tips to avoid becoming a victim include:
Answer your door with your phone in hand.
Make sure all other doors are closed and locked so no one can sneak into your home while you are distracted at the front door.
Politely tell the person you are not interested and ask them to leave. If they refuse call 911 and ask for a police unit.
If they leave prior to a law enforcement unit arrives take note of the vehicle's make, color and style... and if possible, get the license plate number. Also take note of the number of people in the vehicle or at your door.