November 29, 2005 -- Posted at 5:14 p.m. CST
BAY, AR -- The city of
Right now is the prime time for burglaries to take place because people are traveling and have lit up Christmas trees in their windows that often serve as lightning rods for thieves. “If you leave the windows open the curtains open where they can see in and see all the presents then that's another temptation,” said Craighead Sheriff Jack McCann.
During the holidays make sure someone goes by your house and gets your mail that way it looks like you’re still there. Having your neighbors watch out for your house while you're gone can help deter possible burglars.
“If I'm going to be leaving I try to make sure that somebody's going to come by the house at least a coupe times a week if I'm going to be gone for a long period of time,” said Bay Homeowner David Lavender.
As for the burglaries that have been happening in Bay
The Bay Police Department and the Craighead County Sheriff's department encourage neighbors to report any cars that they think are suspicious in their neighborhoods.