WPPD continues investigation of stolen air conditioners, firearms

By: 
Mary Rumore
Staff Writer

The West Point Police Department is continuing to investigate the burglaries of air conditioning units and firearms that occurred in the last few weeks.

“There have been an increase of burglaries of AC units and firearms from cars,” WPPD Assistant Chief Albert Lee said. “At night, keep your carport lights on, keep your vehicle doors locked at all times and get surveillance equipment if possible.”

Lee said WPPD was anticipating a break in the case of the stolen firearms, and the victims of the stolen air conditioners were offering a reward for any information of the return of their property.

“I know someone in the community knows where these items are or who is responsible,” Lee said. “We encourage you to contact us or Crimes Stoppers if you have any information about these crimes.

Contact WPPD at 494-1244 and Golden Triangle Crime Stoppers at 800-530-7151.

Lee said WPPD had also received numerous complaints of primarily young drivers congregating at local business parking lots on the weekends and causing potential serious problems for others of the road.

“This causes congestion in parking lots and on the roads,” he said. “We want everyone to enjoy themselves but in a safe matter.”

Lee said anyone with any issues or complaints should contact WPPD.

He said, now that football season is here, WPPD will be out patrolling streets and businesses after the games.

“After the games there are always a lot of people out walking the streets and crossing in front of traffic,” He said. “We want everyone to stay safe after the games.”

Lee said plans for game day traffic will be announced soon.

See future editions of Daily Times Leader, or visit www.dailytimesleader.com, for future updates.

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