Tiverton police said they’ve seen double the number of home break-ins over the past two months. Capt. Patrick Jones said since December 1st there have been about 10 break-ins a month, that’s compared to the typical three to five per month. Jones said right before Christmas they were seeing one or two a week.
He says crime in neighboring Fall River is spilling over into Tiverton. “I’m not trying to paint Fall River as this evil entity that’s next door, because it’s not. If anything you can argue that the reason why we’re seeing this uptick is because the police department in Fall River is doing its job so well and chasing their criminals out,” said Jones. “But arguably we’re looking at, that it’s tough economic times not only in Fall River but in Tiverton as well.”
Jones advises residents to lock their house and call police if they see any suspicious activity. He also urges residents to lock their car doors. He said almost every car that was broken into over the summer was unlocked.
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