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Washington County Sheriff's Office investigating home burglaries in Sulphur Springs, Fall Branch area

September 26th, 2013 5:17 pm by Jennifer Sprouse

Washington County Sheriff's Office investigating home burglaries in Sulphur Springs, Fall Branch area



A string of burglaries hit homes from Sulphur Springs to Fall Branch last weekend, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said.


Capt. Shawn Judy, criminal investigation division commander with the WCSO, said the burglaries occurred between Sept. 19-21.


“(We) don’t have any suspects,” Judy said. “We’ve got 8 to 11 burglaries where they broke into people’s houses.”


Two of the burglaries occurred at 218 and 220 Kincheloe Road  in Fall Branch.


He said one of the several burglarized homes had a burglar alarm and in one of the homes, someone was inside at the time of the burglary.


Judy said no one was injured during the burglaries and said the burglar fled the scene.


“They’re all daytime burglaries,” he said. “They’re taking whatever they can get fast cash out of. The stuff that’s (been) taken is selective.”


Fast cash items are typically items that can be sold quickly, such as gold, silver and guns.


While no suspects have been identified, Judy said the burglaries are believed to have involved more than one person.


“(It’s) probably going to be at least two people because of the amount of stuff that’s stolen,” he said. “They’re not going to make that many trips in and out (of the homes). It looks like there could be two people, but we don’t know for sure. More than one (person), for sure.”


When asked about the criminal activity of the neighborhoods and areas burglarized, Judy said “it’s a quiet area. It’s unusual for Washington County to have this many at once.”


Anyone with information of any of the burglaries can call the WCSO at 788-1414.


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