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Stop break-ins from brazen thieves

Letter to the Editor

 


The community needs to start working together to stop the thievery that is going on in this area. Our local police departments can’t do it on their own and, due to cut backs in budgets, they are short staffed and need our help.

We have thieves who are walking around town and knocking on doors. If someone answers, they ask if they need some work done, like tree trimming, yard work, painting, etc. If this happens, you should ask to see their city business license or contractor’s license. You could call city hall or the police department.

Also, they are asking if (John Doe) lives there as an excuse as to why they are knocking on the door. In this case, also, call city hall or the police department. This is a small town, and the word gets around if someone has gone south for the winter or is on vacation, and the thief hears this also. Let your neighbors know you are gone, and ask them to watch your home, or, better yet, have someone stay in your home. Business owners, too, should keep watch and be sure and lock up your stores.

We need to stop this and put these people in jail or push them out of town. If you see people walking around your neighborhood, keep an eye on them to see what they are up to. They especially like homes that are secluded, so keep an eye on your neighbor’s home, too.

Wayne Fowler

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