Missing Packages Prompts Search For Suspect

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Packages Stolen Off Front Porch

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TN (Smokey Barn News) – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help in identifying the person responsible for thefts that occurred in the Hidden Springs subdivision.

Two homes in the 1100 block of Meachem Drive MAP had packages stolen off their front porch.

The first theft occurred on Sunday, December 17, at 2:35 p.m. The suspect is seen on video surveillance approaching the home and removing a package left on the front porch.

The second theft occurred sometime between Sunday, December 17, at 1:45 p.m. and Monday December 18, at 6 pm. The homeowner received a notification that three packages had been delivered to his home. However upon his arrival the packages were missing.

Items stolen from the second home include an UGG bomber jacket, North Face jacket, Kuhl tactical pants and vest, and other clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 931-648-0611 or call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 931-645-TIPS (8477). You can also go to the Crime Stoppers website at www.p3tips.com/591.

Tips For Safe Shopping And Celebrating

From The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office

The Robertson County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season. To ensure everyone’s safety, we will be out looking for those that choose to put you at risk by drinking and driving. If you see a suspected drunk driver, please call Central Dispatch at (615) 384-4911.

During the holiday season, we also enter prime season for thieves and burglars. They know that people are doing a lot of shopping and they seize on these opportunities.
urgentteam-coldflu2016-300x250Remember that while you are out shopping: 1) try to park and walk in well-lit areas of store parking lots, 2) try to exit the store at the same time as others because thieves like to prey when no one else is around, 3) make sure your car doors are locked – thieves look for the easiest target and those are usually vehicles with unlocked doors, 4) place packages in your trunk if possible, and if not, cover them or try to keep them out of plain view of a thief passing by.

Also, remember to keep your home locked while you are away to help deter any would-be burglars from stealing your purchases. Finally, be mindful of how you dispose of the empty packaging of gifts you receive. For example, do not put an empty big screen TV box out by the curb for garbage pickup. This serves as a large advertisement to burglars that you have a nice, new television available to be stolen.

“Our priority is to ensure that our citizens have a safe and happy holiday season – whether that’s keeping impaired drivers off the road or educating everyone on how to avoid being a victim of theft, the goal remains the same,” said Chief Deputy Michael Van Dyke.

“We remind everyone of these tips each year to inform our citizens of steps they can take to protect themselves. We want you to have a much better holiday season than the criminals, and using these bits of information can help you do just that.”

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