A rash of auto break-ins, burglaries and thefts have occurred throughout Crockett County over the weekend and dating back to October 31.
Most of these have occurred in Alamo, however multiple departments are urging citizens to be cautious.
On October 31, a Toyota Camry was reported stolen from a residence on Branch Street. At approximately 7:30 p.m., the owner of the vehicle started his car to let it warm up and when returning outside, discovered the vehicle missing. The vehicle has since been recovered in McNairy County after an investigation with Alamo Police Department (APD) and the Tennessee Highway Patrol Criminal Investigation Division discovered the title had been forged and the vehicle was sold to another individual.
Between the night of Saturday November 16 and morning of Sunday November 17 Bells and Alamo were hit.
The residence in Rolling Hills in Bells reported two vehicles were ransacked with compartments left open but nothing was taken. The residence on Nancewood Road in Alamo had their Ford Expedition stolen. The vehicle was unlocked and taken between 8 p.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. It has since been recovered.
Between the night of Sunday November 17 and morning of Monday November 18, two other residents reported thefts and suspicious activity.
Between 7 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. Monday, an auto burglary occurred on East Church Street. The vehicle was locked. The owner noticed the passenger door wasn’t closed well and later realized her wallet that was left within the vehicle was missing.
Between 8 p.m. and 3:15 a.m. two vehicles at a residence on East Park Street was rummaged through with the doors left open as well as interior compartments. The vehicles were not locked and nothing was taken from those vehicles.
Alamo Police Chief Brad York is urging anyone who sees suspicious activity within Alamo or has had any instances where their vehicle looks out of sorts to report the activity to the APD even if nothing was stolen.
York, along with Crockett County Sheriff Troy Klyce and Bells Assistant Police Chief Kevin Ligon are urging citizens in the county to be aware of their surroundings, remove valuables from their vehicles and lock the doors of vehicles.
Anyone with information on these instances can contact the city police department in which the incident occurred or the Crockett County Sheriffs’ Department of incidents within the county.