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Olney Crime Crackdown

Olney Crime Crackdown

 The Olney Police Department is cracking down on crime by stepping up their patrol tactics. For the last month or so the OPD has been pulling over anyone driving in residential areas after midnight hours. According to OPD Chief Barry Roberts the town has seen a spike in vehicle burglaries, residential burglaries and vehicle thefts.

Three weeks ago in early July the town started the new patrol pull over process. It paid off in some ways the city was able to apprehend a Dallas man with multiple vehicle burglaries and vehicle thefts. OPD Patrolman Robert Clark has been on night shift for the last three years, working from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m.

"Anything that looked a little bit out of the ordinary," said Clark as he drives by a car left in a parking lot with a door open and the lights on. He pulls out his flashlight looks around for someone who may have fled the vehicle. He sees an apartment door open across from the car.

"The owner of the vehicle came out of the apartment," said Clark.

Most of those that Clark interviews, check out. But there was one runner.

"Whenever we got there and talked to the officer, he said that he did not stop. He turned his lights on, he went until he decided to stop, luckily it was very short and ended in a parking lot," said Clark.

Clark said there are nights when he is on call all night and others where he won't even get one call.

"We are working to curtail the burglaries and everything its not as easy as it looks whenever you see it on tv," said Clark.

Clark said it's hard work, but he never wants to make it easy for criminals in Olney.

Jack Carney, Newschannel6


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