When a human-sized window is left open, an opportunity is created for would-be thieves.
Those opportunities have increased dramatically in the past month and thieves have taken advantage.
In the month of September, reported burglaries rose 200 percent increase from the 6 to 18.
In 95 percent of those September cases, the way of entry was the same, said Captain Ken Sandage. The burglar used an unlocked or open window to get into the house, sometimes in complete view from the street, most of the time in complete daylight. Many times the screens were slashed or cut, but that was …