Police are urging Cumbria's households to be on their guard against opportunist thieves during the summer.
Officers says windows and doors left open to keep houses cool can tempt burglars, and that residents should make sure they are closed and locked when nobody's home.
Violent crime in Cumbria has risen sharply over the last year according to the latest figures published today.
Overall crime also went up.
However Cumbria Police says that over the last five years crime has fallen and that Cumbria remains one of the lowest areas for crime in the whole country.
Tim Backshall has been looking at the latest figures:
Four women who were arrested in connection with a theft and assault incident at a Carlisle store have been bailed.
The incident occurred on Tuesday 19 May 2015 between 9.30pm and 9.45pm.
Three bottles of wine were stolen from Spar store on Fusehill Street .
An employee of the shop was taken to the Cumberland Infirmary with minor injuries after he challenged the women, who then assaulted him.
A 16-year-old , a 22-year-old, and a 25-year-old have been bailed until 24 June. A 34-year-old has been bailed until 22 May.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.
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Crime in Cumbria has risen by 4% over the last year, according to figures released this morning
But the county's Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes claims that while this is disappointing, there has been a 15% drop in antisocial behaviour in the same period.
He says that the longterm trend in crime is also down, with overall crime falling by 10.8% and anti-social behaviour falling by 45.6% over the last five years.
Armed response vehicles and a police helicopter have been searching for a man seen in Lockerbie carrying a shotgun.
Police received reports just after 10am yesterday that a man had been spotted by a passing motorist at the side of the Lockerbie to Corrie road near to Corrielaw Lodge in possession of a shotgun.
The only description of the man is that he was wearing a red jacket and jeans.
Police Scotland officers from the area, supported by the Armed Response Vehicle and the Police Scotland helicopter attended and searched the surrounding area however the man was not traced.
"In response to a call about a man carrying a shotgun on the Lockerbie to Corrie road we deployed appropriate resources to carry out a thorough search of the area.
"Local officers were supported by the armed response vehicle and the police helicopter. We have no yet traced anyone and I would ask that anyone who may have been on this road around 10am yesterday to get in touch if they can help identify him. I would also ask that the man himself comes forward and identifies himself to the police in order to provide an explanation as to the circumstances."
Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland at Lockerbie on 101.
Vandals have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to parked cars in Dumfries.
A Mazda 3 left outside a house in Summerville Crescent was targeted sometime overnight on Thursday 14 or Friday 15 May and repairs are expected to cost around £800.
A silver coloured Nissan Micra parked in Aldermanhill Road was damaged to to the tune of £1,000 between 5pm on Friday 15 May and 2pm on Saturday 16 May and police are keen to trace a number of people who appeared to be causing a disturbance in the area sometime between 2am and 3am on Saturday.
In Glebe Street a silver Skoda Fabia was vandalised overnight on Friday 15/Saturday 16 May and a disturbance was heard in the street at about 2.30am on Saturday in the vicinity of where the car was parked.
Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
Police Scotland is investigating what they describe as a "despicable crime" in Eastriggs.
More than £1,500 worth of jewellery was stolen from a 90-year-old woman, including an engagement ring, when her home was broken into in the early hours of Wednesday 6 May.
The supsect, who fled the scene when the woman woke, is described as being between 5'7" to 5'9" tall and is of stocky build.
He was wearing a dark zipper/windstopper type jacket with a flash of red on the chest, with a hood which came down over his face, and black trousers and footwear.
"This is one of the worst types of crime that we have to investigate where an elderly lady, in bed in her own home, has her house broken into and has to confront the intruder."
Police in Cumbria are investigating after the death of a woman at a hospital in Carlisle.
The probe is being carried out after a 57-year-old woman died at the Cumberland Infirmary on Sunday.
North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust has promised there will be a "full and thorough investigation" to determine what happened.
We are saddened to confirm that a patient safety incident has taken place and we have declared this in line with our incident reporting process.
“The Trust is now supporting our staff to take all required immediate steps and we will conduct a full and thorough investigation.
Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.”
An estimated £200,000 worth of cocaine and amphetamine was found in car stopped by police on the M6 last night.
The Vauxhall Vectra was stopped at around 10.30pm near Kendal.
A 42-year-old male from Carlisle has been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply controlled drugs, and is currently helping police with enquiries.