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Three Deerfield Homes Burglarized Friday

Burglars break into three Amberside homes in just over three hours.

A rash of five burglaries since the first of the year including three Friday prompted Deerfield Police Chief John Sliozis to email Village citizens and make a plea for civic vigilance at Monday’s Village Board of Trustees meeting.

 “Five may not seem like a lot in some places but it’s five times as many as last year,” Sliozis said. “We ask for the community to help by keeping their eyes open in their neighborhoods. If you see something or someone let us know.”

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Between 6:15 and 7 p.m. Friday there was a forced entry through the lower level of a home in the 1400 block of Ambleside and between 5 and 7:20 p.m. Friday a person entered a home in the same block through a rear door. Between 4:15 and 7:30 p.m. Friday a person climbed through a rear door of a home in the 600 block of Amberside.

“Mostly small items like jewelry were taken,” Sliozis said. “There have been some electronics taken as well.”

There were also two burglaries Jan. 18 and 19. Someone broke into a home in the 1700 block of We-Go G Trail between 9:30 a.m. and 11:40 p.m. Jan. 18 through a rear ground floor window. A home in the 600 block of Timber Hill was burglarized through a basement window between 4 p.m. Jan. 18 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 19.

Police recommend people protect their homes by locking all doors with deadbolts, leaving interior light illuminated, using exterior lighting, activating an alarm if there is one, cancel mail and newspaper deliveries when away for an extended time, place “Beware of Dog” signs outside the home and be wary of suspicious persons or cars when you leave home.

Sliozis also encouraged people to watch each others’ homes. “Be a good neighbor,” he said. “Watch your neighbor’s home when they are gone and ask them to watch your home.”

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RonnieTheLimoDriver February 06, 2013 at 01:34 PM
No surprise. The criminals know they can break into houses here with a gun, and as long as they are white they can get probation.
Deerfield Resident February 06, 2013 at 02:54 PM
The houses in Deerfield are worth breaking into unlike where you live. Also since YOU brought race into it....whites can get probation because it'll be their first and last offense while learning from their mistakes. But for you "limo driver" - no second chances - build more prisons.
McCloud February 06, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Don't panic, the Obama gun registrations, restrictions, proper care and training workshops are on the way. These guys will be less dangerous then.
RonnieTheLimoDriver February 06, 2013 at 06:46 PM
Apparently, despite your high status in life, your reading comprehension is below that of a mere limo driver. I also live in Deerfield, so maybe my house is worth it too. Numerous articles on this web site indicate that despite being pearly white, for at least Joe, this is far from his first offense.
RB February 06, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Ronnie, I don't always agree with you but even this Liberal knew you lived in Deerfield. Even if I didn't, I would'nt assume your profession would limit you from being a "Deerfield Resident". Our history as a community is not very inclusive if you look back to the 50's and 60's, but we're way past that. At least most of us are past it.
Workforit February 06, 2013 at 11:17 PM
RB aka.....Ronnie the bartender or perhaps Ronnie the limo driver's second alias? I normally wouldn't waste my time in a forum like this but when I read an article that ends with a shot - for no reason - at white people. I get angry. Am I not supposed to be angry? If you are white, that doesn't make you angry? Or perhaps being a liberal comes first?
RB February 06, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Somehow defending someone who I frequently disagree with from an assumption that being a Limo Driver is below the standards of living in Deerfield has something to do with whether its defending white people? How about just defending people in general, regardless of profession, or color or anything else?
RonnieTheLimoDriver February 07, 2013 at 01:22 AM
Thanks RB. Hilarious that anybody would consider your name to be an alias for me or vice versa given the number of times we have disagreed in this forum. I am not too worried about it. Most of the people in Deerfield are good folks, but there is certainly a group of snobs that think Deerfield should only have white rich residents. Typically these snobs are miserable people despite their considerable wealth, so I am not too worried about it.
Workforit February 07, 2013 at 04:31 AM
Tell that to ronnie...did you not here his ORIGINAL comment against white people...then he claims I am the snob for claiming Deerfield should only be for whites....something I never said! Typical ....play the race card then blame the one who objects......Ronnie is the one playing the race card...he's the one needing a lesson in equality
RonnieTheLimoDriver February 07, 2013 at 04:50 AM
I was referring to the current case with the Teal Bandits. They are accused of stealing a gun from one home, then using said weapon while breaking into another home. A recent post here said the judging is strongly considering giving them no jail time. I stand by my statement. If the Teal Bandits were Black and from the South Side, the Judge would not be entertaining probation.
RonnieTheLimoDriver February 07, 2013 at 04:51 AM
dude, im white.
Workforit February 07, 2013 at 04:53 AM
Ronnie. Are you not the one who first took a shot at white folks - for no reason? ...Second, are you not also the one who claims there are some white snobs in Deerfield after YOU made the first statement! Who's the angry one? Believe me - i'm not angry, you've just run into someone who won't sympathize with your "I'm so oppressed" rhetoric
Workforit February 07, 2013 at 05:18 AM
A white who bad mouths whites or a black who bad mouths blacks in general terms can't be respected like a far left liberal who badmouths America. This conversation is over -
RonnieTheLimoDriver February 07, 2013 at 01:44 PM
I'm trying to be patient here because it is obvious you are a little slow. I never took a shot at whites. I took a shot at our justice system and specifically the recent teal bandit case. To say that whites get better treatment in our justice system is no shot at whites, it’s a fact. Then the next commenter decided I was too (poor,vocationally challenged, colored, short, fat, whatever it was) to live in Deerfield. Please start at the top and reread.

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