Thursday, November 24, 2011
Be alert for suspicious activity
By SUE WATSON
With the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays at hand, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department is urging residents to be on the alert for burglaries and break-ins, which usually increase heavily this time of year.
Sheriff Kenny Dickerson urges residents to be more cautious for suspicious vehicular traffic and unfamiliar individuals on roads, streets and in neighborhoods.
“Please do the best you can to secure your property,” he said. “And if you are going to be out of town, alert your neighbors and the sheriff’s department. It is the season for rashes of residential burglaries and theft of ATVs, trailers and power equipment that are not locked up.”
Citizens can call the sheriff’s department at 662-252-1311 and ask to speak to Maj. Kelly McMillen to report any suspicious-looking activity. Those who want to remain anonymous when leaving tips, may call Crime Stoppers at 800-629-2169.
Dickerson said patrolling deputies will be dispatched as soon as possible to areas where suspicious activity is reported.
There are a number of investigations of theft of flat-screen televisions and guns taken from residences ongoing, Dickerson said.
He asked those who suspect something out of the ordinary to try to get a tag number, a description of the vehicle and any description of suspects – information that will be helpful if a burglar strikes a home.
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