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DeGraff looking to start Neighborhood Watch program

In the past two months, the Village of DeGraff has suffered an increase in motor vehicle theft crimes, as several citizens’ vehicles have been stolen and broken into.

These crimes are generally being committed in the late night early morning hours. The persons committing these crimes often live outside of the village.

Chief George Piersall said his department is doing everything they can to prevent these crimes. This includes shifting resources to patrol late night early morning hours and Officers conducting foot patrols checking for suspicious activity.

Chief Piersall said the citizens are our best resource for stopping and solving crimes, and would like to develop a partnership with our citizens and make DeGraff the last place a thief wants to visit.

Chief Piersall is looking into starting a Neighborhood Watch program. Anyone interested is urged to meet with him at the next Safety Meeting on Tuesday, July 16, at 6:00pm, at the DeGraff Municipal Building prior to the council meeting.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, email your interest to degraffpolice@centurylink.net or visit https://www.facebook.com/DeGraffPoliceDepartment.

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