LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) -So far this year, the number of reports of entering autos in Lee County has dropped, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.
According to records from Lee County 911, there have only been 61 reports of entering autos in the past five months.
Officers say there are several reasons for the decline.
Major Danny McTyeire says there is an explanation for the decline.
“Kids are back in school. Also, we’ve done a heck of a job. Our uniform divisions, our CID division has done a heck of a job tracking these people down. These little groups that are out there doing this.”
That report is a combination of department calls for the Lee County Sheriff’s Office since the beginning of June.
Major McTyeire says a lot of victims tell officers they would rather leave their vehicle unlocked than to have their vehicle damaged.
He also says the highest number of calls came from area checks.
“Because that’s what we do. We patrol the area and I think that is what leads to a decrease in crime in Lee County, is the fact that we’re out there.”
McTyeire says area checks can be from checking roads to requests from people to check their businesses or homes while they are away.
Suspicious persons/vehicle calls and civil papers calls also topped the list.
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