Neighborhood Complains of Break-ins
BOONE COUNTY - Sheriff's officials responded Thursday to complaints from residents in the Lakeview Estates neighborhood after several break-ins in the area. Residents had said the sheriff's department was not taking the break-in seriously, but the department said it is aware of the situation there.
Detective Tom O'Sullivan said the rental community is prone to burgularies. O'Sullivan said, "The nature of a rental community is very transit and a lot of times people don't know their neighbors."
O'Sullivan said neighbors will have a better idea of what to look for when monitoring the neighborhood for suspicious behavior if they get to know the people in their subdivision.
Neighborhood break-ins occur throughout the year but can peak during periods of heavy travel. O'Sullivan said to never advertise when you will be away from your home for an extended period of time, especially on online websites such as Facebook.