Shenandoah County Falls Victim to Eight Break-Ins

By: David Coy Email
By: David Coy Email

QUICKSBURG -- One county in the Valley has had multiple break-ins and sheriff's deputies are warning you.

There have been eight different break-ins in Shenandoah County from June 30 to July 19. Thieves took things like yard equipment and prescription drugs. Sheriff's deputies want to make sure you and your valuables are safe.

Tami Foltz has lived in Quicksburg for more than 20 years. She said two weeks ago she realized her house was almost broken into.

"It's really taken away my sense of security. I really feel like my security has been violated. Because you just never know. We've just never had this happen," said Foltz.

Foltz said she found her grill moved away from her home and a piece of her gutter in her front lawn. She thinks someone was trying to get in her window on the second floor. Now she is taking steps to prevent it from happening again.

"We've gotten motion sensor lights and we are looking into getting an alarm system," said Foltz.

Deputies said weed whackers and other equipment were taken during the break-ins. Bryan Atdrick lives across the street from Foltz, but he isn't worried.

"Where I come from I carry guns in my house and you have dogs between the two I don't have to worry about anybody breaking in my house," said Atdrick.

Atdrick said he thinks kids are behind the thefts.

"Young kids. Nothing better to do. Bored out of their mind. They are in Shenadoah County, there's nothing else to do," said Atdrick.

But Foltz thinks the break-ins are serious.

"Everybody needs to be vigilant in keeping their doors locked and their windows locked and everything secure at all times. Cause you just never know," said Foltz.

Deputies said if you see a suspicious car or anything unusual, take time to write down the license plate.

The burglars tend to strike during the day. If you have anymore information, call the Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office at 540-459-6100.

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