Sunday, June 27, 2010

Even Small Towns See Increased Theft.

From Shawano Leader.

News from Berry Laker's past area of residence.

Gillett Police increase patrols after thefts
By Leader Staff

The Gillett Police Department has been concentrating its patrol efforts in the area of east First and Richmond streets after thefts.

Increased activity at night with people prowling that area has resulted in the thefts of a trailer and a car from the neighborhood, said police chief Gary Pemrich.

In addition, the department continues to receive complaints of personal items missing from unlocked automobiles.

Officers have been making contact with groups of people who walk in that area at night. On several occasions these people have fled, leading police to believe these may be the one responsible for the crimes.

“Oconto County and Gillett are great places to live, but we are not immune to the outside world,” Pemrich stated. “You must take precautions to protect your family and your personal possessions. Lock your house, remove the keys from your car. Add extra security to your home with additional exterior lights and decrease areas where prowlers can hide in the dark.”

The department is making every effort to resolve these crimes, Pemrich said.
Shawano Leader

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