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the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, after the recent spat what the Ridgewood Police Department called, “diversion burglaries” .A diversion burglary is when someone posing as a utility worker or chimney inspector or repairer comes to your door and while you are distracted speaking with them or when they request you take them to a distant part of the home, an accomplice enters and burglarizes your home.Readers say it time for a Village no-knock ordinance .
“More door knockers this week. Maybe a time for an ordinance change?”
Other posters agreed , “I have requested a no-knock ordinance for years and years. Time to end it. Sorry, Scouts. Of course, utilities wouldn’t be banned anyway. Just never open the door. I don’t even ask “who is it?” any more.”