West Point Police seek help from community

The West Point Police Department is now asking for help from the public when it comes to reducing the amount of thefts in the city.

Posted: Sep. 18, 2018 7:55 PM
Updated: Sep. 18, 2018 7:55 PM

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comes tocutting down on thefts... that'saccording to our news partner...the daily times leader... wtva's evan hensley is live with how police say you can help... the police department is asking the community to help keep these break-ins and burglaries from turning into a bigger problem... not say anything at all ." columbus, lowndes county) point, clay county) police tell our news partner...the daily times leader that an increase of thefts and break-ins have occurredover the last few weeks... the report says suspects are stealing things from homes, vehicles and even a funeral home... police saythe criminals are getting smarter when it comes to not being caught... i spoke to a former police officer who agrees... "they're, they're watching the police. they are timing them. they are getting on their pattern just like anything else." one west point resident tells me he thinks he knows where the thieves are coming from... "a lot of the problem we are having are people coming in from other towns, to our community, causing problems than leaving." the daily times leaders explains that police need the public to help cut down on crime... and they say this can be done by reporting anything suspicious... "if people would call in and say if something is suspicious, even if it isn't anything at all. but still, if you call in it will help a lot more then not saying anything at all." police are also encouraging residents to keep their valuables and homes locked up... coming up next on wtva 9 news at 6, hear what residents are doing to keep their stuff safe... reporting live in west point eh wtva 9 news. investigators continue to investigate what led toa
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