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Reducing crime: KCK police inspect businesses, vacant homes overnight

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Police are going door to door to businesses in the city, and to known-vacant homes, to make sure no one is there overnight. (KCTV5) Police are going door to door to businesses in the city, and to known-vacant homes, to make sure no one is there overnight. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -

Vacant properties can be the perfect nesting area for crime.

Late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, police officers in Kansas City, KS, inspected homes and businesses to make sure neighborhoods are kept safe.

It’s all part of an initiative to reduce crime.

Officers visited businesses in the area of 10th Street and Central Avenue, leaving a note on the door saying, “Contact notice. This tag is a notice that I was on your premises as part of a police investigation.”

Police are going door to door to businesses in the city, and to known-vacant homes, to make sure no one is there overnight.

Officers are making sure doors are locked and no one is there who shouldn’t be.

The places they go are chosen at random and the areas are not necessarily with higher crime rates.

One business that officers checked on earlier in the week is located near 12th Street and Osage Avenue and was recently hit by copper thieves. Officers say they did not see anything suspicious during their visit.

Department officials say the initiative is one that officers work on when not things are quiet throughout the night.

Police say home and business owners can also contact them if they want officers to check on their location while they are out of town.

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