Chetek Neighborhood Crime Watch Sponsored by:

Chetek Community 925-DRUG Awareness Group

P.O. Box 827
Chetek, WI  54728

Phone: (715) 925-3784

The prevention of crime involving our residential neighborhoods is a responsibility that must be shared equally by law enforcement and private citizens. Get involved!

Home Security Measures

  • Use a timer or photo electric cell that automatically turns a living room light on at dusk
  • Leave a radio on with the volume low when leaving the home
  • Always close and lock the garage doors
  • Lock up ladders, ropes or tools that may help the burglar
  • Empty your mailbox or arrange to have it emptied as soon as mail is delivered
  • Display only your last name on your nameplate or mailbox

If you are in your home and someone is prowling outside, make it appear that several people are at home.  For example, call to someone, “Dan, there is something outside.” Call the police, and if it is dark, turn on the lights.  If an intruder has already broken in, retreat and put other doors between the two of you.  It is a good idea to have a deadbolt on an interior door.  If you cannot get out, try to signal a neighbor by throwing something through the window: just the noise might frighten a burglar away.

When Leaving Home for Several Days:

  • Don’t cancel your paper or mail deliveries
  • Leave a key with a friend or neighbor; ask that they check your house periodically
  • Have the drapes periodically opened and closed
  • Store all your valuables
  • Leave a car in the driveway
  • Ask a neighbor to put some trash in your trash can
  • Consider asking friends or relatives to live in your house while you are away
  • Tell the police when you are leaving and when you plan to return

Reporting a Crime

Describing Events:

  • What happened
  • When it happened
  • Where it occurred (nearest cross street, home address, or landmark)
  • Whether weapons are involved
  • Whether injuries are involved

Describing Vehicles:

  • Vehicle license number and state, color, and approximate age
  • Direction of travel
  • Special designs and features, such as body damage or pinstripes

Describing Persons:

Write down the following:

  • Age, sex, race
  • Hair color, eye color, facial hair
  • Clothing (hat, coat/jacket, shoes)
  • Height and weight
  • Any peculiars or distinguishable mannerisms, scars or tattoos