Wheeling police are reminding residents that residential burglaries, breaking and entering's and thefts tend to increase this time of year. They ask that all homes be properly secured as well as vehicles.
The Wheeling Police Department offers these tips to avoid becoming a target:
-Keep any items you consider valuable out of view when it's in your vehicle
-As difficult as it may be, try to refrain from posting photos of gifts and valuables on any social media site
-Look out for your neighbors
-If you see something/someone suspicious, call police