HELP PREVENT CRIME IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
PLEASE REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY DIRECTLY
TO THE NEW ALBANY POLICE DEPARTMENT.
NON-EMERGENCIES (614) 855-7547
DIAL 911 FOR EMERGENCIES
New Albany Police Department Tips for Spotting Suspicious Activity; Listed below are several important things to watch for in your neighborhood. Please do not hesitate to call the police department if you observe any of the following activities taking place:
Unknown person(s) entering or leaving a neighbor's house when you know the house should be unoccupied.
Anyone removing license plates, accessories, or gas from a vehicle parked along the street or in a driveway.
Anyone walking through the neighborhood peering into parked vehicles. (This is a very popular method for theft from and theft of vehicles not in use, and keep your garage doors closed at night. Criminals most often will go for the easiest target.
The sound of breaking glass, dogs barking, (including your own dog) or other loud noises during strange hours could mean burglary or vandalism is progress.
Anyone driving a vehicle and continually circling through a neighborhood. Sometimes this is nothing more than prospective residents looking at houses in the neighborhood, but it could also mean person(s) are "casing" the neighborhood out for later criminal activity.
Anyone that appears to be forcing entry into any house or vehicle.
Parked, occupied vehicles containing one or more persons. This is especially important if observed at odd hours.
Persons taking shortcuts through backyards. Again, this is more critical after daylight hours.
Juveniles walking through the neighborhoods after midnight. New Albany's curfew for juveniles is Sunday- Thursday, 11:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 12:00 a.m.
Use the link below to access the form when going out-of-town for an extended period of time. Mail or take the completed form to the New Albany Police Department.