Serial Number Records Will Help Recover Stolen Merchandise
The Johnson County Sheriff's Office has seen an increase recently in the amount of burglaries and theft in our area, especially involving firearms. Authorities would like to remind all residents that own firearms to always be sure they have an up-to-date listing of serial numbers for all of their inventory.
While it might be time consuming, depending on the number of firearms owned, it can greatly assist in the investigation and hopeful recovery of any stolen merchandise. Additionally, it's always a good idea to have serial numbers of electronics and other valuables in your home recorded and stored in a safe, private location. Some residents use a digital camera to take photographs of their merchandise, or even use a video camera to record a "tour" of their property, with an audio narrative of the merchandise, focusing on serial numbers, etc.
We have provided a simple, general serial number list with this article for you to download, make copies, and use. If you are unable to print the form, contact us for an e-mailed copy at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Sheriff's Office. You might also check with your insurance agent to see if they have printed forms.
As a reminder, please take a few minutes to do a general inventory around your home and property regarding ways to possibly avoid burglaries from being attempted.
Outside Your Home
Be sure to always have your windows and doors securely and tightly locked including your garage.
Sliding Glass Doors:
While Away From Home
During vacations or other trips, follow these tips to make your home appear occupied. They will discourage burglaries.