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Number of burglaries decreasing in Trumann

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Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson said fewer criminals are breaking into local businesses.

Two years ago the police department started meeting with business owners to address the problem.

Every year they continue to hold a meeting and share safety tips on keeping businesses secure during closing hours.

Before these meetings started, criminals broke into local businesses that did not have good lighting.  

“They knew exactly where to go to find valuable items,” Henson said. “They don’t want to be seen in a well-lit building either.”

On Thursday, the police department plans to host another meeting in hopes to continue the trend of crime reduction.

“We can see that the property crime with commercials have gone down,” Henson said. “It hasn't been a drastic decrease but it has been a steady decrease over the last two years. So, we want to reemphasize and see if we can notice another decrease in crime.”

The meeting, which is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., will be at the TIS Auditorium on Pine Street.

Law enforcement will discuss crime prevention, security, and safety.

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