By R. Alavarez, a resident of East Palmdale
I see there have been many burglaries in my area, and I would like to share what happened at my house last night (Sept. 4).
I live on the 2200 block of East Avenue R12. I have two front doors, a wood [door] and a metal door to look through.
I was falling asleep and forgot to leave the porch lights on [last night], when someone rang my doorbell.
As I came downstairs in my dark home, I realized none of my lights were on.
I shouted out, ‘Who’s there?’ and I heard a soft voice say, ‘Your neighbor.’
I turned on the porch light and opened the door. Standing [there] is a female saying she is my neighbor and she needs matches to light her stove! It was too strange that she would ring the doorbell on a pitch black home to ask for matches.
This was not my neighbor, repeat NOT my neighbor! I’ve been living here for many years and I am pretty familiar with ALL my neighbors.
My mistake was turning around to get the matches from my kitchen. I left my door open to grab them, and when I returned to the door, a guy was walking up the pathway to be with the girl.
I handed her the matches, locked my metal door and spoke to her through it. I asked her which house they moved into, because I’ve never seen them before in my life. She pointed at a house, which I knew for a fact they didn’t live in.
I immediately called the sheriffs to report the strange and suspicious activity, and the female who answered the phone stated she couldn’t get a patrol car out for a few hours. That’s right, HOURS!
I could not even sleep last night. I do not know what this town is coming too, but when we report these things, one would think that they would be on top of it. But, no…
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Editor’s note: The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station has offered burglary prevention tips, along with a breakdown of recent home burglaries within the Palmdale area. Read it here.