NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN) — Recently, WDHN was notified about several social media posts concerning break-ins around Coffee County, specifically along County Road 636, from Battens Crossroads to the Ino communities.
The Coffee County Sheriff’s Office said they haven’t seen an uptick in residential break-ins, but they have seen more four-wheeler and utility trailer thefts.
“You would be surprised by the times we find merchandise, and we know it’s been stolen, but we can’t prove it’s been stolen because no one can recognize there are no markings on it to identify it,” Chief Deputy Ronnie Whitworth said.
Besides keeping record of your item’s serial numbers, Whitworth said it’s wise to install a security camera system on your property, even a wildlife camera can be helpful when identifying burglary suspects.
In addition, keep high ticket items out of full view which will prevent a crime opportunity for criminals.