During the month of September, the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office has responded to six different residential burglaries with numerous firearms stolen. All but one of the burglaries was a forced entry into the home, with the weapons being taken from a bedroom. Only half of the reported firearms listed on the crime reports were listed with their serial numbers.
Kootenai County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to please do the following:
Keep your homes locked and secured when not at home.
Place firearms in a secure and locked location if possible.
Make a list of your property (including firearms) listing all the serial numbers. For jewelry and other items, photograph the items and burn the photos to two CD's kept in separate locations.
Report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood to your local law enforcement agency.