Sheriff Operation results in 62 Arrests
Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight today announced the results of “Operation Meltdown,” a two-week intensive effort to crack down on metal thefts and burglaries – a significant part of the total crime in Sarasota County.The effort focused on two primary crime patterns: the theft of large amounts of metals from air conditioners, light poles, home siding and more, that are taken to secondary recyclers in exchange for cash; and daytime burglaries where suspects break into homes and steal jewelry and items to be sold to either pawn shops or gold buyers. Operation Meltdown resulted in the following results: More here..
Note the advice:
Practices like locking car doors, setting alarm systems and etching identifying characters on items that are a prime target for metal thieves and burglars can help minimize burglaries and thefts, and help detectives solve criminal cases.