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Easton Police: Heroin To Blame For Car, Home Break-Ins

Easton Police Chief Timothy Shaw points to the rise in heroin use as the reason for the recent rash of car and home burglaries.
Easton Police Chief Timothy Shaw points to the rise in heroin use as the reason for the recent rash of car and home burglaries. Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTON, Conn. -- Easton Police Chief Tim Shaw said that a recent rash of car and home break-ins is due in large part to the heroin epidemic that has overtaken the area, according to the Easton Courier.

Shaw told the Easton Courrier that the 17 car break-ins and three home burglaries within the past couple of weeks in town mirror other thefts that are taking place along Interstate 84 and the Merritt Parkway. He believes the crimes are probably being committed by addicts from out of the area looking for money to buy heroin and other drugs, said the Easton Courier.

The chief added that currently, the heroin use numbers are staggering and that he has been attending meetings daily about the situation. He also is reminding residents once again, to lock their cars and homes, added the Easton Courier.

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