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Two incidents prompt Milton police to encourage home security

By Jake Magee
August 31, 2015

MILTON—The Milton Police Department is urging residents to secure their homes at night after two incidents in the past several weeks, Chief Scott Marquardt said.

Just after midnight Saturday, a would-be trespasser reached his hand through an open window on a west-side residence. The occupants scared him off before he could get inside, Marquardt said.

About a month ago in the same area, a resident awoke to the sound of a trespasser in the home. The invader ran off when he knew he wasn't alone.

In both cases, nothing was stolen, no one was harmed, and the police have no suspects. It's unlikely either case is related to the burglary of the Milton Area Youth Center earlier this month, Marquardt said.

Anyone interesting in becoming a Neighborhood Watch block captain can call Lt. Kevin Arneson at 608-868-6910, Marquardt said. Suspicious activity can be reported by calling 608-757-2244.