Local Authorities Need Your Help Against Burglaries

Several burglaries have been reported recently in rural Henry County, some during daytime hours. Typical items are being taken, such as electronics, but also in at least one incident several guns were taken. There are no suspects, and authorities need your help to solve these crimes. If you see anything suspicious, either on your property or that of a neighbor, please call 9-1-1 immediately to report it. If you have seen something suspicious, but it is not currently in progress, call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at 309-937-3911. Be observant, but don’t confront anyone suspicious if at all possible.

Residents are reminded that many tricks are used by burglars in order to have the best chance of success. Crime Stoppers recommends that you do not open your door for any stranger. If someone claims to need help, pick up the phone and call 9-1-1. If someone claims to be selling something, ask for their name and who they represent and tell them to leave their information outside your door. Be observant, and try to get descriptions of any persons or vehicles that are involved, and a direction of travel if they leave. If they don’t leave, call 9-1-1 to report what is happening. Don’t let anyone at your door talk you into doing otherwise.

Anyone who may have information on the person or persons responsible for these crimes, or who may have any other information related to these crimes, is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Henry County at 1-800-227-2324. Your call is anonymous and felony arrests can lead to a reward of up to $1000.