On Thursday morning January 9, 2003 Officer Williams Mogensen responded to the home of an elderly person in reference to her locking herself out of her home.
Officer Mogensen was able to locate an unlocked window, crawl through it, and ultimately unlock the door to let our resident into her home.
We give a big hand of applause for Officer Mogenson finding his way into the home to let our elderly citizen into her home. As we all know, our elderly citizens tend to be on a set budget and a call to a local locksmith could have been an extra expense that she did not plan on incurring.
But this situation brings up the issue of remembering to make sure our homes are properly secured when we leave for any amount of time. This includes windows as well as doors, especially the deadbolts on doors. It should be noted that a burglar will try and find the easiest way into a home, which will usually be an unlocked door or window. And remember to always provide proper lighting to deter this type of crime.
Please remember, if you return home and find an open door or window, leave at once and notify your local police department immediately or call 911.