The Bismarck Police Department is asking for help from anyone who might have information about an apartment trespass at 407 West Century Avenue that happened on Thursday, June 13, between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The female resident was taking a shower. When she came out of the bathroom there was a man standing in her hallway. She screamed and the man ran out of the apartment. The man did not steal anything. Her apartment was not locked.
The victim has never seen this man before and does not think he lives in the apartment complex. The suspect is described as a white male, late 30’s, blue eyes, stubble on his face that appeared red and was average height.
If you have information on this crime, please call the Bismarck Police Department at 223-1212. Tell the operator you have information about case number 13-11421. To report information anonymously on this crime or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 224-TIPS (224-8477).
• To help prevent burglaries, keep your doors locked at all times. This will serve to protect you from unwanted intrusions whether you are home or not. It only takes a few seconds for someone to enter an unlocked apartment and steal your purse or other valuables. Keep your windows secured as well. If opened slightly for air, make sure the window is secured so as not to open further. This is especially true for ground floor apartments.
• Get to know the other tenants in your building or other residents in your area. Neighborhood Crime Watch encourages this activity, which helps to reduce crime in that area. Tenant get-togethers are a great way to meet and get to know the other tenants in your building or complex.
• Report any suspicious or criminal behavior immediately to the Police Department. If you are reporting a crime in progress or other emergency, use 9-1-1. For all other activity or to make a report, call 223-1212. The Bismarck Mandan Apartment Association and the Bismarck Police Department are working together to report and evict if criminal activity takes place.
• Do not invite strangers to your apartment right after you meet them. Do not let anyone into your apartment who you are not expecting or have not identified. If you live in a security building, verify who is at the door. Don’t just “buzz” them through into the building or prop a door open. You compromise everyone’s safety by not verifying identity.