The Easton Police Department is putting out some safety information for residents as more people are home during summer months.
Police say so-called distraction burglary occurs when a bogus visitor tells lies to con their way into a home, or creates a diversion so an accomplice can sneak in a back door or window. Police recommend never opening the door to strangers, and not to hesitate checking with police if it's someone you don't recognize. Demand and verify identification of utility company associates, poll takers and sales people.
Police suggest having window casement locks or a locking pin to keep windows “cracked” only a bit. Air conditioners should be secured to the window sill and ladders should not be left outside.
If you're going to be away for a few days, police suggest arranging mail pick up.