Weekend burglaries hit Southampton

Published 11:23 am Wednesday, July 31, 2013

DREWERYVILLE—July is a common month for spending a long weekend out of town, but if you do so, make sure you cover your bases, said Major Gene Drewery, spokesman for the Southampton County Sheriff’s Office.

“If you are going to be out of the area, have someone checking your mail, your residence and communicate with your neighbors,” Drewery said. “And if you see something suspicious in the neighborhood, or somebody suspicious, call us.”

This weekend, several burglaries occurred in residences, the most significant of which happened on Drewry Road in Drewryville. Sometime late Sunday night and early Monday morning, somebody went through a side window and took an unknown amount of money at a county home, said Drewery.

On July 27, a burglary broke into a home on Medicine Springs Road, leaving two TVs in the woods nearby, which were recovered.

Additional information was reported on a break-in at the Sedley Store. Deputies have identified two juvenile persons of interest, but have not developed enough information for charges to be brought.

A window was broken out at the Peanut Patch in Courtland, but Drewery said the burglar or burglars did not enter the building.

On Pittman Road, an ex-roommate is believed to have used a key to go into a home and steal soft drinks.

No arrests have been made in any of these incidents.

Drewery said if you have any expensive values, a good way to protect them is to make sure they are documented.

If you have any information, call the sheriff’s office at 653-2100, the crime line at 653-2900, or on the sheriff’s office website at www.shso.org.