The St. Charles Police Department is giving residents tips on how to avoid being burglarized.
They remind everyone to lock doors and windows at night, and to make sure garage doors are shut and vehicles are locked. Just this month, the department has investigated several burglaries where suspect entered homes through unlocked back doors and through open garage doors.
Officials are putting more officers on the streets, but say residents should remain vigilant.
Anyone with information regarding burglaries is asked to call the St. Charles Police Department at 636-949-3320 or the anonymous tip line at 636-949-3333.