Vehicle Burglaries Plague Winnfield

By Lt. Chuck Curry, Winnfield Police Dept., Public Information Officer

Since August 18, Winnfield residents have experiences a rash of vehicle break-ins, with over 20 reported in the last 2 weeks. Items taken usually involve money, purses, personal documents and guns left inside of vehicles at night by the owners.

Police are currently focusing their investigation on several groups of young, high school age males. Several suspects have been questioned or pending questioning as the investigation is continuing.

Several homeowners have video surveillance cameras that have provided officers with possible descriptions of the suspects. “Any person walking in neighborhoods between midnight and morning will be stopped and questioned,” warned Chief of Police Johnny Ray Carpenter. Carpenter, himself, has been working overnights in efforts to catch these thieves. “We have a curfew law in the city ordinance and it will be strictly enforced,” he stated.


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