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Another Burglary In An Eastern Kentucky Community

By: Jon Sonnheim
By: Jon Sonnheim

They say third time's a charm but one Eastern Kentucky couple says when it comes to getting your home broken into...once is too much.
For Yerkes community resident Brandy Crase the hardest part of her day isn't going to work...it's leaving home.
"Everytime I drive home, I'm always thinking in the back of my mind, I wonder if somebody broke in today." says Crase.

Brandy and her husband Jamie have already had their home in the Yerkes community of Perry County burglarized three times, and that's just in the past three months.
After a burglary monday the Crase's say they've had enough.

"You'd think home should be the safest place you could go to," says brandy's husband Jamie. "and it eats me alive that she can't feel safe at her own house."

Neighbors in the Yerkes, Busy, and Willard communities recently held a meeting to take back their neighborhoods which were targeted as hot spots for drug activity by operation UNITE.
But instead of reacting to these burglaries and waiting for police, unite officials suggest a more pro-active approach.

"Neighbors taking care of each other, watching each other's property." says UNITE Director Dan Smoot.
"Simple things that 10 years ago, weren't uncommon."
Meanwhile, the Crase's are still searching for that stolen piece of mind.


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