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String of break-ins has county on edge

Posted at 8:36 AM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 08:39:44-04

Law enforcement needs your help tonight finding whoever's been breaking into homes in Clinton County lately.

There have been at least 15 burglaries in Clinton County in the last month or so. Police think the person or people responsible are doing their homework.

The break-ins are leaving residents on-edge.

"You think of a nice country community and you wouldn't have to worry about it. I mean you can leave your truck unlocked. But I guess you're not safe anywhere you know?" Heath Doolin said.

Doolin lives in Bath and says he thought his truck looked weird when he saw it Monday morning.

"The door looked like it was propped open, and the center console lid was propped open but nothing was taken. I would have been ticked if something was taken," he said.

The Clinton County Sheriff's Office told FOX 47 Doolin is just one of several victims in the area. The break-ins are happening while people are at work, usually after 8 a.m. and usually at homes on secondary roads. Detectives are hoping the public can help.

"If they see something that doesn't make sense, for example, a vehicle backed into their neighbor's driveway that doesn't belong there or they've never seen there, or if someone comes to their door and knocks and doesn't have a legitimate reason for being there, they need to call 911. This is how we catch these people often times," Det. Lt. Sean Dush said.

"Lock your vehicle, even if you're out in the middle of nowhere," Doolin added.