Neighborhood Watch

Radio patrol has been notified through the police department that two burglary crews have been working in precincts 2, 6, 8, and 12, which includes University District. If you see any indication of a crew working here, please call 9-1-1 and mention that it might be connected to an alert from Captain Bowser in the 8th Precinct. 

What to Watch for:


  • Crew 1: Occupied homes with no one home. Generally a 3-4 person crew: driver, lookout, 1-2 entry people.
  • Crew 2: Homes with renovation underway or buildings in transition.        

When: Typically daylight hours, Monday – Friday.

What:  Cash, guns, jewelry, furnaces, water heaters, appliances, etc.

How: Careful, repeated checking to be certain no one is home, entry from back, sometimes vehicles parked a block away or around the corner.

Vehicles Spotted:

  • 2012 Gray Buick Lacrosse 
  • White 2004 GMC Box Truck
  • 2009 Silver Escape
  • U Haul Trucks
  • 2010 Blue Town & Country
  • Green Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2016 Blue Town & Country

Vigilant neighbors are critical in helping to prevent and/or solve crimes. If you need more information, call University District Radio Patrol at 313-862-3754. Please leave a message if we are unable to answer immediately.