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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Kingsport Auto Burglaries

Used to be in Riverview and South Central Kingport, we didn't have to lock our doors in the daytime or bolt the windows at night. Our kids were safe and under our watchful eyes, and our property was secure, just by our being close by.
Not any more.
For some reason, Kingsport is having an abnormally high amount of auto break-in's and car burglaries.. between Friday (July 13th) and Monday (july 16th), 23 auto burglaries were reported to the Kingsport Police Department, most of them centered in the Fairacres neigbhorhood and along Garden Drive and Watauga Street.
The thieves are targeting unlocked car doors, either on the street or in the driveway, with items in plain view on the seats or floorboards.
Just when we're thinking we're run most of the drug dealers out of our area, police say most of the thieves are looking for something they can pawn off, to get drug money (just as predicted, when you run them out of ONE area, they quickly move to another), BUT WE DON'T WANT THEM BACK IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD!
Folks, please be diligent.. keep your car doors locked (even if you're in the house), your valuable items in the house (or in the car trunk), and if you see a suspicious person, do not hesitate to call 911.
Right now, Riverview and South Central Kingsport is experiencing a Renaissance of unheard-of porportions, and we want that rebirth to continue. Don't let us slip back to the days of bullets, drug dealers on the corners, and drug users-prostitutes in parked cars on the streets.
Just a thought!