Since Thursday, The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received 6 reports of unknown person or persons entering or attempting to gain entry to occupied residences. At the present time, nothing has been reported stolen during these incidents. The incidents have mostly occurred in the Area west of C Street, between 2nd and 6th Streets. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is increasing both vehicle and foot patrol through the affected areas.
At the present time, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating vehicles possibly involved in part of the incidents.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office asks that you take the following precautions:
- Lock your doors and windows when you are not home.
- Lock your vehicles.
- Don’t leave the keys in your vehicle.
- Don’t invite burglars by leaving valuables or other items out.
- Make your residence less of a target through the use of motion lights or other outside lighting.
- Be observant. Watch for things that don’t seem right in your neighborhood. Report any suspicious activity as soon as possible. A delay in reporting suspicious activity may allow the perpetrator to leave the area. Time is critical.
- Notify the Washington County Sheriff’s Office if you hear of any information that may be helpful in investigating these incidents. Be specific with details when you call. Minor details are often what it takes to solve a crime.
You can report suspicious incidents by calling 911, or 785-325-2293.