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Cass sheriff asks for public’s help to curb daytime burglaries

Published 11:11pm Monday, August 9, 2010

Cass County and surrounding counties have been experiencing an increase in daytime burglaries since July 1.
These burglaries have occurred in various townships throughout the county including Marcellus, Volina, Penn, Newberg, LaGrange, Ontwa, Pokagon, Milton and Howard townships.
The majority of the burglaries are taking place during the day when people are more likely to be at work or running errands.
One method that burglars are using to target a home is to knock on the door to the residence and, if someone answers, ask for a fictitious person or say that they are attempting to buy or sell something.
Sheriff Joseph Underwood is asking people to immediately call if someone approaches their residence using either of these methods, if they see people acting suspiciously in their neighborhood, if they see vehicles both occupied and not occupied along roadways or if they see an unfamiliar vehicle in their neighbors’ driveway.
You can make a difference in making your neighborhood safe and secure.
The sheriff is asking anyone who sees anything suspicious to immediately call the non-emergency number of the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at (269) 445-1560.
When contacting police, provide as much descriptive information as possible, like physical description or license plate.

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