It's understandable to blame the police in some ways, but we as a community need to do more to prevent crime. For instance, parents need to keep better control of their children and actually know where they are instead of letting them run around the neighborhood looking for things to do to keep entertained. That's when they get into trouble. I have just bought a home in the brainerd area in January and already I have come home to damage done to my screened in porch. If able to afford, I suggest cameras surveilling the home and a monitored alarm system. It may cost money, but it provides peace-of-mind!