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Richmond Chief warns public of break-ins

December 10, 2011

RICHMOND - There has been a recent trend of residential break-ins in Richmond, and the Richmond Police Dept. has released a public safety notice to inform the public. The police are currently investigating leads and working to identify and apprehend those responsible.

According to Police Chief Elwood Johnson, there have been four break-ins in a 3-week span, spanning from Nov. 19 to Dec. 2. The specific details of each incident seem to be consistent with each other.

“I think they’re all related,” said Johnson, “but there’s no way of knowing that until we apprehend someone and more evidence is collected.”

Johnson said that while the police are working hard on investigating this issue, they need help from the public.

“When your more aware of something, then you’re looking for it,” Johnson said.

The notice said that it is a good idea to lock the doors and windows of your home and vehicle, and Johnson added that dogs, alarm system tags, and extra vehicles in the driveway can serve as additional deterrents.

“Remain aware and alert to unusual activity or unfamiliar people and vehicles, especially on secondary roads and residential roadways,” the notice reads. “If you see unusual or suspicious activity, try to get a good description of the person(s), vehicle(s), and/or license plate number without having contact with the individual(s) or exposing yourself to unnecessary risk and report your observations to the Richmond Police department at 401-539-8289 as soon as possible.”

For more information, pick up a copy of The Chariho Times.

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