Auto thefts and burglaries plague one neighborhood

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LAGRANGE – The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) is investigating a series of burglaries and auto thefts that have occurred on Cramer Road over the past several days.  Two vehicles have been stolen and at least three houses have been burglarized.
 
On Thursday morning, the homeowner at 112 Cramer Road awoke and confronted a burglar in his home at 4:45 a.m.  The burglar fled from the residence before police arrived.  The DCSO is seeking the public’s assistance in their ongoing investigation.  Anyone that may have information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at 845-486-3820. Information can also be provided via the tip line at 845-605-2583 or dcsotips@gmail.com. All information will be kept confidential.
 
Sheriff Butch Anderson has issued a statement to the community to prevent being victimized. Residents are reminded to lock their doors, make sure outside lights are working, not leave ladders outside, and make sure any security cameras on their property are working correctly. “As always if you observe a possible perpetrator or suspicious person do not confront them yourself; be observant to get the best possible description of the person and immediately contact 911 to have law enforcement handle the matter,” said Anderson.