Sunday, May 19 2013 6:16 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:16:35 GMT
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find a missing pregnant woman. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months. DianeMore >>
The Tift County Sheriff's investigators are still searching for clues to find Crystal Hendrix. Her mother is making a plea to find her daughter who hasn't been seen in more than two months.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:19:32 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Saturday, May 18 2013 11:42 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:42:03 GMT
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff. It was the first annual pigs in the park event, put on by the Georgia Narcotics Officer'sMore >>
Hundreds of people came out to Lake Blackshear Saturday to support law enforcement and the Crisp County Sheriff.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:47 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:47:12 GMT
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks. Police say they responded to the Dollar General on West Jackson Street around 9:15pm Friday. EmployeesMore >>
Thomasville Police are looking for two men who attempted to rob a store, scaring customers and clerks.
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
With more houses sitting empty due to foreclosures, once safe neighborhoods are becoming more tempting to burglars. Which means anyone can become a victim.
"In this day and time, especially with the economic situation that we're in, people are trying to get money anyway they can, and the days of leaving your property unsecured and your doors unlocked, we just don't live in that society anymore," says Captain Ton Jackson with Dougherty County Police.
But Jackson says locking your doors isn't enough. In today's society, having things like camera systems and alarms can greatly increase your chances of not getting attacked.
"If you have the cameras, you can not only look back look at the recorded video, you could see if someone has been basically casing the home, looking around, looking in the windows, you would be able to see that," says Judy Randle with Central Monitoring.
Trimming high vegetation in your yard can eliminate hiding places for thieves. And making sure your garage doors stay closed, can keep unwanted people out.
"A lot of people that have garage doors, will typically leave the door from their home to their garage unlocked and that's not safe. They really need to leave that door locked at all times in addition to closing their garage doors," says Randle.
But police say your neighbors can be your number one defense against crime.
"The biggest help they can be to us like I said, if you see something that doesn't look right then you need to call us. That's what we get paid to do. We get paid to be nosey so if you see a vehicle or person that doesn't belong in your neighborhood or just doesn't look right, or feel strange to your then you need to call us and let us come check it out," says Jackson.
Regardless of where you live, anyone can become a victim but the less appealing your home is, the less likely you'll be targeted.