Suspicious Activity Checklist

Did you know that 9 out of every 10 arrests are made because of a neighborhood tip? The following list of suspicious activities highlights only a few of the many suspicious acts criminals do every day. You will not be in trouble if you call the police about something suspicious. At the very least make your neighbors aware of the situation so they can watch too.

  • Anyone looking in a car or home.
  • Anyone forcibly entering a car or home.
  • Someone running from a home or business.
  • Someone carrying a weapon.
  • Someone screaming.
  • An unknown adult talking to children, offering them candy or gifts or asking them for help.
  • Someone who does not belong in the area.
  • A person walking in the neighborhood with items which could be stolen.
  • Anyone ringing your doorbell or knocking on your door without an unreasonable explanation.
  • Persons loitering around a schoolyard or park.
  • Strange vehicles parked in your area for several hours.
  • A clean automobile with dirty or damaged tags.
  • Groups of people loitering or walking through your neighborhood.