Sheriff cautions residents to be alert, keep doors locked

Last week (Wednesday, January 27), a residential entry on County Road 400 West had police responding after they were called around 3:30 p.m.

According to Sheriff Tom Grills he responded along with ISP Trooper Robert Garcia to find the suspect had gained entry to the home by sliding an object into the door to move the latch. There was no bolt lock on the door.

The sheriff noted that the female occupant of the home spooked the male who had gained entry and he fled on foot. He is described as about 5'6" to 5'8" with medium build, dark colored hair that is not shoulder length, but longer than normal, with a small mustache.

A possible suspect vehicle is a newer white suburban or large pickup with a shell. It appeared the male may have been dropped off and then picked up.

Sheriff Grills cautions residents to keep their doors locked and secured with slide latches or bolt locks.
If you see any suspicious activity call police at 689-5555 or 689-5000.