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DCSO investigating incidents of subjects claiming to work for power company

November 19, 2020 | 7:19 pm

Updated November 19, 2020 | 7:19 pm

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The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a pair of incidents involving subjects falsely claiming to work for a power company. One of the incidents resulted in a burglary, while the subjects fled the other scene when the homeowner became suspicious. 

The burglary occurred on Burton Road and the other incident took place in Stone Creek Park, according to DCSO.

According to a release from DCSO, the victim on Burton Road was contacted at the home by an unknown male subject who claimed to work for the power company but did not specify which one. The subject requested to show the homeowner around their backyard, where they claimed they would be doing work in the future referencing utility lines. 

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While this occurred, possibly another subject involved entered the residence and items were stolen while the homeowner was distracted. 

DCSO also received a separate report in Stone Creek Park regarding a different male subject claiming the same and walking the homeowner around the rear yard. When the homeowner questioned the subject, who had no company logo or name badge, he deflected the question and told the homeowner to stay there a moment and he would be right back. 

According to DCSO, the homeowner knew something was not right and walked back to the front, at which time he discovered the male had fled. The homeowner checked and it’s unknown if subjects entered the residence. 

According to DCSO, the suspects are believed to be a white male of average build along with a black male, both wearing masks and neither having any identification or company logo. Both incidents described a dark-colored passenger car, and both times the subjects had possibly a two-way radio with them. 

If anyone has any information, contact DCSO at 270-685-8444 or Central Dispatch at 270-687-8888.

DCSO reminds citizens to always be cautious and request as well as look for identification on vehicles as well as the person when contacted by anyone, and report any suspicious behavior. Any legitimate business or employee will have some form of identification or paperwork to show who they are and why they are there. 

If any further information is obtained, DCSO will make the community aware.

November 19, 2020 | 7:19 pm

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