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Thefts & burglaries not all related to drug abuse


November 30, 2017

Police reports over the past year show a significant number of thefts and burglaries each week. Police Chief Kelly Swihart told the Pilot this week that there are numerous reasons for the thefts. It’s not all related to drugs.

“There could be a drug nexus in a lot of these things. If we really look at this, we’re dealing with the same population. Some struggle with their addictions. Some struggle for survival.

“We’re dealing with the same population of violators, but they’re stealing for different reasons,” Swihart noted.

According to police records there were 21 burglaries in...

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