Burglaries prompt town hall meeting

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Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn, right, and Investigator Bucky Boswell, right, discussed crime prevention.

Llano County Sheriff Bill Blackburn, right, and Investigator Bucky Boswell, left, discussed crime prevention at the meeting. (Lance Reaves/Staff).

Recent serial burglaries in LlanoCounty prompted law enforcement to host a crime prevention meeting Monday night informing residents on how to protect their assets and potentially assist with the investigation.

Members of the Llano County Sheriff’s Office, including Sheriff Bill Blackburn, Investigator Glenn Williams and Investigator Bucky Boswell, assured residents they are taking every step and devoting every resource to resolving the matter.

Boswell, who is leading the investigation, said the incidents in this particular case date back to February 2014. Thus far, approximately 16 burglaries have been reported in the TX 29 west and Texas 16 north regions of the county, he said.

A majority of the cases have occurred in unoccupied dwellings, according to Blackburn, with guns and televisions among the most common items stolen. The sheriff traced the root of the burglaries back to drugs.

“Drugs are not a victimless crime. I believe this is drug related. [The subjects] are selling the items or trading them for drugs,” he said.

Due to the ongoing investigation, the investigators declined to discuss specifics about the case.

 

For the full story, see Wednesday’s Llano County Journal

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