Police investigate recent break-ins in a La...

Posted at 8:26 AM, Dec 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-14 09:26:27-05

Dick Ulrich has lived in the same La Vista home for 60 years.

“I just do not like crime,” said Ulrich.

Ulrich has always been the vigilant one on the block. 

“I kind of keep an eye on my neighbors,” said Ulrich.

Ulrich keeps a few guns in his home not only to protect himself, but his neighborhood.

"So I just keep the gun down here and can pull it out,” said Ulrich. 

A 9MM sits next to his recliner.  Ulrich says it is better to be safe than sorry especially with the recent burglaries on his block. 

“It says beware there is a scumbag breaking into houses,” said Ulrich.

Earlier this week Ulrich and other neighbors received a flier in their mailboxes to warn them about some recent criminal activity in their area. 

“I’ve gone the last three nights after I have gotten done with work.  It took me three nights to make it through 300 homes,” said Waylynn Renner.

Waylynn Renner made the fliers after police say his home and three others in the area have been burglarized over the past month. 

“I want it to stop.  If you're not proactive about it then nothing is going to get done,” said Renner.

The La Vista Police Department says the burglar or burglars gain entry by going through the back of the home.  All four burglaries have taken place during the daytime which frightens some neighbors.

“People are sneaking around the neighborhood while we are home, it's kind of scary.  My little boy and I are home alone,” said Taylor Bradish.

La Vista Police say they appreciate Waylon sending out the fliers.

“Your best defense is probably knowing your neighbor.  Walk next door and introduce yourself, get to know them by name and exchange phone numbers,” said La Vista Police Sergeant Todd Armbrust .

Police say if something does not look right to please call them right away, that is the only way these burglars are caught.