Edmonson Voice Staff Report
Sheriff Shane Doyle said a string of break-ins and burglaries have recently plagued the Cave Hollow Bay area and the suspect seems to stay just out of reach.
"We are almost positive that we know who is doing this, but almost won't cut it," Doyle said. "The burglaries are happening overnight and on properties where no one is home or at seasonal homes. Most of the items taken are food and alcohol."
Doyle said that even though the majority of items stolen are not of high value, it's still a serious crime. "Everyone has the right to keep their property safe. We encourage neighbors to be aware of anything that seems off or suspicious activity around vacant properties and trailers with no one inside."
Doyle said what has made it even more frustrating is that people are calling in the next day and saying things like "I saw this guy walking around last night" or "That guy looked like he was up to something."
"If something doesn't seem right, it's probably not and you need to call dispatch right then, not the next day or sometime later," Doyle said. "If you wait until then, it's going to be too late, and it could even be your own property."
He also reminded everyone to contact the Edmonson County Dispatch Center at 270-597-2729, NOT the sheriff's office. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.