There have been several break-ins/burglaries in the neighborhood in recent weeks. Early in September a burglar was discovered in a residence in the 4300 block of West Pine. The offender escaped with some belongings but no one was hurt and the police responded quickly. In late September a burglar was discovered in a residence of the 4300 block of Forest Park and escaped with a purse. No injuries. Last week, the Elite detail shop, the Block restaurant and a Laclede gas truck parked on Boyle were broken into. SLPD is working on all of these and the NSI security patrols are aware of these instances.