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Jefferson County’s slow response to commercial burglaries allows thieves to double down


Jefferson County’s slow response to commercial burglaries allows thieves to double down



LISA, WHAT HAPPENED HERE. WELL, THE SHERIFF AND THE JEFFERSON COUNTY 911 MANAGER ARE NOW INVESTIGATED TO UNDERSTAND THIS. BUT MEANWHILE, JACOB TAYLOR IS CLEANING UP THE SOIL OF THIS BREAK-IN AND THIS COMPANY SUFFERED MORE THAN $20,000 IN LOSS AS A RESULT OF THIS BREAK-IN. AND IT HAPPENED EARLY MORNING YESTERDAY. THIS HAPPENED INSIDE JACOB TAYLOR’S FAMILY BUSINESS JUST AFTER 4 AM WEDNESDAY. FIVE MASKED BREAKERS LOOTED THE PLACE AND LOADED THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN INVENTORY. IT’S A BLAQUE IN THE FACE. I FEEL VIOLATED. IT’S JUST DISCOURAGED. THEY TOOK SEVERAL SETS OF WHEEL ADAPTERS. THEY BREAK IN MY MONITORS, TVS, BUT NOT THE SECURITY SYSTEM. THIS SECURITY SYSTEM HAS CAPTURED THE CRIME. IT ALL STARTED WHEN BREAKERS USED A CHAIN ​​ATTACHED TO A TRUCK TO TEAR ITS HINGED SECURITY DOORS. THEY THEN LOADED THIS TRUCK. TAYLOR SAYS 80 NOTIFIED JEFFERSON COUNTY NINE WHEN ONE OF THE CRIME AT 4:17 AM BUT HELP DIDN’T COME. SO 22 MINUTES AFTER THE BREAKERS LEAVE, THEY RETURN TO STEAL EVEN MORE TAYLOR GOODS. THE SECOND TIME THE THIEVES TURNED BACK AND RUN, ENTERED OUR BUILDING. THEY GOT THE ALARM AGAIN. SO HE SAYS 18 NOTIFIED, 911 AGAIN. A FEW MINUTES AFTER THE DEPARTURE OF THE FIVE MASKED BREAKERS. THE SECOND TIME WITH A SECOND TRUCK OF STOLEN GOODS. THE DEPUTY ARRIVES MORE THAN 40 MINUTES AFTER THE INITIAL ALARM. WE ASKED THE SHERIFF ABOUT THIS TODAY. WE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING LAST NIGHT’S SITUATION. FROM MY UNDERSTANDING, AT THIS TIME, WHEN THE CALL WENT TO THE CALL CENTER, IT TOOK THEM OVER 40 MINUTES TO GIVE THE CALL TO THE DEPUTIES. THAT’S WHY THIS DELAY. WE SPOKE WITH, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TODAY’S 911 DIRECTOR, SAYS THEY ARE INVESTIGATING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AND IF THE DELAY WAS ACTUALLY AT THEIR END. TAYLOR SAYS DETECTORS TOLD HIM TODAY THEY HAD LOCATED THIS TRUCK USED IN THE BREAK-IN BUT CANNOT FIND ANY OF ITS GOODS. AND SO FAR NO ARRESTS I

Jefferson County’s slow response to commercial burglaries allows thieves to double down

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway spoke to WVTM 13 on Thursday after the owner of Forestdale Discount Tire and Wheel expressed frustration and concern about how long it took deputies to respond to a burglary in the company this week. Pettway said there was at least one major issue that caused the “delayed” response. Watch the video above to learn more. “It’s a slap in the face,” said business owner Jacob Taylor. “I feel violated, it’s just disheartening.” Taylor said ADT security alerted Jefferson County 911 to the burglary at 4:17 a.m. Wednesday. The deputies never showed up, allowing the thieves to get away. But they weren’t finished yet. About 22 minutes after the burglars fled the scene, they brazenly returned and broke into the business a second time, once again setting off the ADT alarm. The security company notified Jefferson County 911 of the second burglary, but deputies were minutes late getting to the store. The masked burglars had already fled with their second load of stolen goods. Taylor said Jefferson County deputies first arrived at his business more than 40 minutes after the initial burglary alarm. WVTM 13’s Lisa Crane asked Pettway about the response time. “From what I understand at this time, when the call arrived at the call center, it took them over 40 minutes to get the call to the deputies,” Pettway said. “That’s why it was delayed.”

Jefferson County Sheriff Mark Pettway spoke to WVTM 13 on Thursday after the owner of Forestdale Discount Tire and Wheel expressed frustration and concern about how long it took deputies to respond to a burglary in the company this week. Pettway said there was at least one major issue that caused the “delayed” response. Watch the video above to learn more.

“It’s a slap in the face,” said business owner Jacob Taylor. “I feel violated, it’s just disheartening.”

Taylor said ADT security alerted Jefferson County 911 to the burglary at 4:17 a.m. Wednesday. The deputies never showed up, allowing the thieves to get away. But they weren’t finished yet. About 22 minutes after the burglars fled the scene, they brazenly returned and broke into the business a second time, once again setting off the ADT alarm. The security company notified Jefferson County 911 of the second burglary, but deputies were minutes late getting to the store. The masked burglars had already fled with their second load of stolen goods.

Taylor said Jefferson County deputies first arrived at his business more than 40 minutes after the initial burglar alarm. WVTM 13’s Lisa Crane asked Pettway about the response time.

“From what I understand at this time, when the call arrived at the call center, it took them over 40 minutes to get the call to the deputies,” Pettway said. “That’s why it was delayed.”

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