Glenfield Park has become a hot spot for theft-related crimes in recent weeks and police are making it a priority to curb the trend.A number of arrests were made in the last week in a wide-net approach to catch offenders who may be linked to a recent spate of offences which saw 20 cars hit in Glenfield in one weekend.Wagga detective inspector Rod Smith said there had been a noticeable increase in property theft offences in the suburb, but this had dropped since the arrests."Over the past week we've experienced a decrease in offences in that area ... so we think we've been successful," he said.Det Insp Smith said there was no age bracket or defining characteristic of those arrested.According to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Tolland and Ashmont are two of the worst-affected areas in Wagga for break and enter of homes.The bureau's 2009 crime report also shows a high number of offences occur in a strip of Glenfield connecting the two suburbs, indicating opportunistic thieves enter homes while passing between the two suburbs.Phillip Stone is one Glenfield resident who has become more vigilant of thieves after he found a golf club in his backyard yesterday.Mr Stone said he was concerned someone had been snooping around his backyard, intending to use the club as a weapon, and was only scared off by his dog."Because of all the break-ins recently that's what I was worried about," he said."Probably the best thing you can have is a dog in your backyard."Det Insp Smith urged all residents to be careful and keep their homes securely locked."Make it difficult, not easy, for a thief," he said.