If you were near downtown Perry around the courthouse shortly after lunch today, you may have seen a few officers of the Police Department out for a leisurely jog. It seems that there was a young man that decided it would be a good idea to try to open the doors to cars that were not his. He did this on at least 6 cars, all while someone working at a business downtown watched. The very observant Perry resident called the Police Department and provided a very good description of the wanderer down to the gloves he was wearing. Well, you see all of this was happening within 150 feet of the Police Department, after a quick announcement on the phone system and radio broadcast, the suspect was spotted and a chase on foot started. After about 7 or 8 blocks the young man was apprehended.
For all of his troubles, he was charged with Burglary, Loitering and Prowling and Resisting without Violence.
Please, everyone, keep your vehicles locked, all valuables hidden and stay observant. Had it not been for a concerned citizen being at the right place at the right time, who knows how many vehicles would have been targeted.
Ask yourself daily what have I done for my community, what have I done to improve my surroundings, have I done anything to help others. Then go out and make sure at the end of that day you can answer, “Yes”, to every question.
As Always Call 911 in an Emergency!
The Mission of the Perry Police Department is to Protect Life, Individual Rights and Property of all Members and Visitors to our Community.
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