Sheriff’s Office Reminds Citizens Not To Let Strangers Into Their Homes

This follows an incident involving an individual claiming to be doing some tree trimming in the area.

 

Frederick, Md (KM) The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to not let anyone they don’t know into their homes.

On June 21st, 2017,, deputies took a report from a 74-year-old woman in the 4200 block of Urbana Pike in Urbana who said a man came to her door. He said his company was doing some tree trimming on a nearby property, and wanted to discuss some property line issues. The victim was asked to come outside to the rear of her home. The two had a conservation for about ten-minutes.

The man got into a black or navy blue hatchback vehicle from the passenger side indicating that someone else was operating the vehicle, and left the area.

When the woman went back inside, she noticed a dresser drawer had been ransacked in a bedroom, but nothing was stolen. Investigators say the man who knocked on the woman’s door distracted the victim while another person entered the home looking for valuables.

The man who came to the woman’s door was a Caucasian, 5’5″, wearing a plaid shirt, blue suede sneakers with a pink trim and Bermuda style shorts.

The Sheriff’s Office says it currently has no other similar incidents in the county. Anyone who has had such an  experience is asked to call The Sheriff’s Office at 301-600-1046. The investigating deputy is Detective Amanda Sisson.

Authorities also remind citizens to carefully scrutinize anyone coming to their  door who says they represent a home improvement company. They say legitimate employees will have proper identification with their employer’s Maryland Home Improvement Commission number. If you still feel uncomfortable about anyone coming to your door, the Sheriff’s Office says don’t let those individuals inside and call your local police.

 

By Kevin McManus