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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

Various types of crime such as home and vehicle break-ins have risen in the Grand Lake area as the economic situation continues to falter. Law enforcement agencies urge residents to take necessary steps to avoid becoming victims.

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Vehicle break-ins have tripled in the last year and home burglaries are up slightly as the local area feels the effects of a plagued economy.
"I think it's a two-fold issue. Crime has gone up and criminals are getting braver," said Chief Deputy Gery Thobe of the Mercer County Sheriff's Office. [More]
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