Burglaries continue throughout county

Wanda English Burnett

A homeowner in Batesville came home on Sunday, September 4 to find someone had broken into their home and taken several items.

According to information from the Batesville Police Department, they responded to the home on Chateau Boulevard about 9:15 p.m. The homeowner reported that someone had broken into their home through a window. Taken were items such as jewelry, money and electronics.

If you have any information about the burglary you can contact the Batesville Police at 812-934-3131. Callers can remain anonymous.

The problem of burglary stretches from the northern part of the county to the southern part with the area of Friendship being hit recently as well.

According to information from Sheriff Tom Grills, he said his deputies are working a large amount of burglaries. He said they are being reported as daytime burglaries.
Sheriff Grills said the same items are taken at each burglary and include: electroncis, guns, jewelry etc. “I urge everyone to be cognizant of their neighborhoods, watch for suspicious vehicles, and persons,” the sheriff told the Osgood Journal.

He went on to say, “We are going to need the community’s help in this as we don’t have the manpower to be proactive.”

The sheriff said he has asked for the council to approve additional deputies, but so far they have not. “Crime is not going away by any means,” he stated.

Call police if you see suspicious activity. Your call can remain anonymous. You can contact the sheriff’s department at 812-689-5555 or 812-689-5558.