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Public Alert - Aug 31, 2023

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Public Alert - Aug 31, 2023

Aug 31, 2023

Public Alert

Over the past few months, a few vehicles and a trailer have been stolen from the Village of Waynesville. In addition, several cars have been entered, and items were taken. A subsequent investigation determined that all these vehicles were unlocked at the point of entry and vehicle keys were left in them. We believe this is a vehicle theft ring, which has been occurring within several neighboring jurisdictions.


Our investigation has determined that these incidents occurred between the hours of midnight and 4 a.m. We ask anyone with a Ring doorbell camera or similar device to please review them. If you notice anything suspicious or have any evidence pertaining to the thefts, please contact us at the Waynesville Police Department at 513-897-8010. We also strongly encourage everyone to lock their vehicles and homes at night and not leave anything of value in plain sight within your vehicle as this creates an opportunity for theft.


Respectfully submitted,

Chief Copeland 

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