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Although officers were able to recover a stolen truck, Pearsall police are warning residents about a recent increase in the number of burglary offenses in the community.
Officers have reported that crimes of theft and burglary have spiked to new highs in the the past three weeks.
Police are reporting that on New Year’s Day a 2019 Dodge Ram was stolen from a home on William Drive and was recovered some six days later.
According to a report on the case, officers were able to locate the pickup truck behind a local concrete company after a concerned citizen saw the truck parked in the brush.
During a search of the vehicle, officers discovered a number of items that had been reported stolen from various businesses in town.
“We have had a rash of burglaries in the last three weeks,” Lt. Michael Guerrero said. “Officers are patrolling but we cannot do this alone. Please, if you see any suspicious activity, call dispatch and report it.”
Officers have collected fingerprints from the burglaries that will be sent to the DPS crime lab in an effort to identify the thieves.
The department is reminding residents to mark their belongings and keep a log of serial numbers.
“If you are approached by someone offering to sell you an item at a cheap price more than likely it is stolen,” the police lieutenant said. “If you purchase the item, you will be charged with theft.”