Howard City Police are advising people to be on the lookout for suspicious subjects offering tree-cutting services. They may be casing your home.
Police Chief Steven DeWitt said that breaking and entering suspects in the area have been approaching homes during the daytime. If the owner is home, they will often offer tree cutting service or some other suspicious excuse why they are there.
Police are looking for a grey passenger vehicle with possibly its trunk lid held down by a bungee cord.
DeWitt asked the public to be aware of suspicious subjects and attempt to obtain their vehicle registrations and descriptions only if it is safe to do so. Then contact 911.
“Trust your first impression and contact police,” said DeWitt.
He reminded everyone to keep doors and windows closed and locked when not at home, including garages and vehicles. He also noted that residents might want to consider a low cost video system to record movement when they are not home.