Burglaries have increased in Encino. There are some things that we can do to try to prevent these burglaries. Keep a television or radio on when you leave the house. If you have an alarm, set it. Place wooden dowels in sliding windows and doors. Have some lights on timers. Motion lights are helpful, as well as having gates locked. Respond to someone who comes to your door, but do not open the door. Let them know you are home. When leaving the house, be aware of occupied parked cars or anything suspicious.