A string of crime in Williamson has families on edge. In the last three weeks, there have been four break-ins and one attempted break-in.
A string of crime in Williamson has families on edge.
In the last three weeks, there have been four break-ins and one attempted break-in.
The latest incident happened Saturday, ending with the 73-year-old homeowner being assaulted during the break-in.
The crime sparked families to push for Monday night's one-on-one meeting with law enforcement.
Concerns varied from drug use and panhandling along Main Street to burglarized businesses.
In the last three weeks four businesses were hit:
- July 28 - Junction Barber Shop/Beautyshop had cash stolen
- July 29 - Kings Auto Service had tools stolen
- July 29 - Williamson Hardware had tools stolen
- July 30 - Lake County Insurance had an attempted burglary but nothing was taken
The owner of Williamson Hardware says he lost about $3500 in tools plus damages to repair what was broke in the process.
“It’s the same people doing the same stuff so if you get this crew that’s doing it, you clean up a lot of this all at once,” said owner Jim Hartson.
Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts says there is no major spike in crime raising concerns in Williamson but he will have his department analyze the calls dating back to 2017 to see if they find any troubling patterns.