Residents should make sure their doors are locked and shouldn’t hesitate to call for law enforcement in the wake of recent break-ins and burglary attempts, according to Effingham County Sheriff’s Office representatives.
“We’ve had an increase in the number of calls all over the county the last couple of weeks,” said ECSO Detective and spokesman David Ehsanipoor.
As a result, the sheriff’s office has increased patrols, and investigators are following up on leads from the reports.
Ehsanipoor also noted the sheriff’s office needs the community’s help when trying to find those responsible for the rash of break-ins.
“If you see something suspicious, call the sheriff’s office,” he said. “If you see a suspicious car in the neighborhood, call us. We’d rather be called than not be called and needed. We depend on the community.”