Earlier this week a house on the 800 Block of Crittenden Street NE was broken into at 11 AM in the afternoon. The intruder(s) scaled the home's 8' fence and entered through the rear of the house. Although the home's alarm did go off, the intruder(s) still managed to make off with a laptop. This comes at a perceived time of increased vandalisim and theft in the North Michigan Park and Ft. Totten neighborhoods. Increased vigilance is recommended. Some people are calling for a meeting with the PSA police representative, which might not be a bad thing.