What is Suspicious Activity?
Suspicious activity or behavior occurs whenever a person or persons conduct themselves in a manner that appears to be out of the norm. Attention should be drawn to such individual or individuals when you feel something is unusual different or out of place. Bottom line-Trust you gut instincts!! If you feel like things are not “right” chances are-they probably aren’t! Understandably there are sometimes reasonable explanations for seemingly suspicious behavior, but don’t let the uncertainty that something may be nothing hinder you from reporting suspicious activity!
How to recognize suspicious behavior?
- A person running from a residence or vehicle for no apparent reason
- A person screaming for help. If you can’t determine what is occurring, dial 911
- A person looking into a neighbor’s windows and/or parked cars, moving from door to door
- A person with seemingly no purpose, wandering around or loitering in the neighborhood
- A group of young people gathering together to engage in a fight or otherwise apparent gang activity.
- Unusual sounds, such as breaking glass, door pounding, and audible alarm at a house or a place or a gun shot.
- A vehicle idling slowly, without any lights on at night, or just circling around the neighborhood
- Any unknown person(s) removing property from a neighbor’s unoccupied home of a closed business.
- A stranger, on foot or in a vehicle, stopping to talk to a child on the street
- Anyone sitting in a parked vehicle for an extended period of time
- Anyone removing accessories, license plates, or gasoline from a vehicle
- A stranger removing appliances, electronics, carrying a garbage bag, pillow case, back-pack/satchel or other bundle, from a neighbor’s home