The Tiffin Police Department is concerned with the increasing number of home invasions and break-ins recently.
Lt. Michelle Craig of the Tiffin Police Department wants people to be more concerned with locking doors and windows overnight.
"Entries are being made through open and unlocked doors and windows," Craig said.
"Victims leave personal items like laptops and purses visible through windows that suspects see and are able to gain entry while individual s are sleeping," Craig said.
"We want people to call in if they hear anything suspicious or see anyone suspicious," she said. "At times people are too afraid to call the police. We want them to call so we can help them figure out if there is any problem."
Officers are following up on leads in the cases. Craig said.
The number of break-ins is estimated at two to three a week, she said.
Det. David Horn, criminal division of the METRICH drug task force, said "These suspects are getting so bold as to enter while people are home."
"We cannot stress enough for people to call us if they see anything at all suspicious," he said.
There seems to be a pattern of suspects entering homes and vehicles between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., Craig said.
"The most import thing I can tell people is to lock your doors and windows and call if you are awakened by anything suspicious," she said.