Law Enforcement Advice Regarding Break-Ins

Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 6:41 PM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) - Break ins and thefts are on the rise in Aroostook County. News Source 8′s Cam Smith has the story.

Law enforcement officials are once again warning residents to lock their cars and homes.

“There’s been a lot of thefts of cars, catalytic converters, and things like that.”

There have also been break-ins at businesses like The County Bakery and Grill in Mars Hill. Owner and Manager, Rosemary Lavway says her business has been broken into twice with food items taken.

“We took some measures to secure the doors to make sure that wouldn’t happen again… Yet it did and so they were pretty clever. I just hope that if somebody is out there and if they need something to eat that they would come because we would definitely feed anybody that is hungry.”

Sheriff Shawn Gillen provides tips you can use to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen to your home or business.

“People can get in through open windows, or doors that are unlocked… so those are a big thing. When you leave at night and businesses close up, make sure all the windows and doors are locked. I mean cameras are cheap now, a lot of people are getting them. You can get them; they link right to your phone. They have outside lights on them, so they detect motion… once the motion is detected the light comes on and you’re getting an alert on your phone that there’s somebody or something around your house or business.”

If you see suspicious activity, call your local law enforcement agency. Cam Smith, News Source 8.

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