The Dekalb Police Department has alerted us to a significant pattern of burglaries occurring between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. It seems to be creeping into our area in the past couple of nights, and is occurring across multiple communities. Of late, most targets have been homes that are dark and where no vehicle is present. Be certain to leave lots of lights on if you'll be out for the evening or out of town. Be sure to alert your neighbors if you'll be away, and try to leave your car or a neighbor's car in your driveway . If you're an EASP member, submit an out of town form, which provides extra patrols by EASP officers and by on-duty APD Zone 6 officers. And if someone should knock on your door late at night, be sure to respond so that they know you are home. Call 911 and the EASP immediately at 404-954-1568 if the person is not an invited guest.