By Jamie Dexter, Public Information Officer for Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Investigators with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office have noticed a rise in vehicle, home, and construction site burglaries within the last month, and are taking a proactive approach to prevent future incidents.
Sgt. Steve Heise, stated that extra patrols have also been added to combat the problem. “We will be keeping watch at all hours, and we hope to catch the thieves in the act.”
Heise reminds people to always lock their homes and vehicles, and to remove all valuables from vehicles.
“In all of the vehicle burglaries, the vehicles have been unlocked and items such as laptops, cell phones and other high-priced items have been taken,” Heise said. “We’re past the days when you could leave your vehicle or home unlocked.”
While authorities will remain vigilant in stopping this rash of burglaries, obviously, Heise said, they can’t be everywhere, and he’s asking that citizens to keep an eye out in their neighborhoods for anything suspicious.
“We want citizens to be able to be a great witness,” Heise said. “If you see suspicious activity, remember as many details as you can about the suspect, a vehicle they may be using or license plates. Write down those details and call 911.”
Heise adds that anyone who may know where recently stolen items are being taken or if they know who may be committing the crimes, please call the Crimestoppers tips line at 931-645-8477.