The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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March 9, 2013

Man jailed for auto burglaries

Police urge residents to take precautions

PALESTINE — Palestine Police Department officers have made an arrest this week as part of an ongoing investigation of auto burglaries that have taken place over the last two months.

Suspect Edward Scott Jr. was arrested Monday for his involvement in a series of burglaries that took place several weeks ago after officers reviewed the evidence from the case and obtained a warrant for Scott’s arrest.

“Scott was taken to the Anderson County Jail where he was booked in on the charge of Burglary of a Vehicle,” PPD Sgt. James Muniz said. “Scott was being held on a $25,000 bond.

“The investigation into Scott’s activities and his possible involvement into other burglaries are still under investigation,” he added. “The possibility of other charges does exist.”

Police are asking that citizens lock their cars and make sure all of their valuables are taken inside or locked in the vehicle and out of sight.

“A little prevention can go a long way,” Muniz said.

The PPD has announced that they now have two trained Crime Prevention Officers, whose job is to visit homes and/or businesses and complete an inspection of  property.

“They will give you a report on how you can improve your safety and security,” Muniz said. “This may also get you a discount on your homeowner's insurance policy.”

For more information about this program, call Detective David Kassaw at 903-731-8482.

The PPD also asks that if anyone has information concerning the recent burglaries or any other crime, to call the Palestine Police Department at 903-729-2254 or the local Crime Stoppers at 903-729-8477.


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