****THEFT DETERENT REMINDERS****
We would like to remind citizens of Meade County to ALWAYS LOCK your vehicles, homes, and businesses (including churches) to help deter those who are looking to steal whatever is there for the taking. IF THEY WANT IT, THEY DON'T CARE WHERE THEY GET IT!!
We need you to be vigilant in making sure your vehicles are locked, and valuables like purses, electronics, wallets, loose cash or coins are not left in vehicles in plain sight. When they are, it is like a neon sign saying "Hey, I'm right here, take me!"
Here are some guidelines to help you keep your hard-earned possessions:
1. TAKE YOUR KEYS out of the vehicle and LOCK IT.
2. Remove items that someone else would like to have. If you are going to need them again to go somewhere and don't want to make extra trips carrying them to and from the house, put them in the trunk or out of sight and LOCK THE VEHICLE.
3. Take your purse, wallet, loose cash and coins, checkbook anything else you don't want stolen from the vehicle and LOCK IT UP.
4. LOCK YOUR DOORS. Whether you are just running down the block to see a friend or make a quick trip to the store or post office, thieves only need a couple minutes to get in and back out with what they are after.
We are working hard to solve the break-in's that are occuring. However, we all need to do our part to take away the temptation for the thieves and get these incidents to stop.
**REMEMBER** If you see something happen (try to write down or make a mental note of what the person is wearing, height, build, hair color, vehicle description and plate if possible) or have information that could help solves crimes, contact us here at the Sheriff's Office (620-873-8765). You can remain anonymous.