In the past year and a half, Johnson County has seen an increase in the number of
break-ins throughout all regions of the county, and the holiday season typically sees
an increase in burglaries and theft. With Christmas knocking on our doors, Sheriff Reece expects to see those numbers
In a recent phone interview, Reece explained that break-ins occur throughout the county
on a regular basis, often as many as two each day. No part of the county seems to be safe,with more problems reported in remote areas. Both daytime and nighttime break-ins have been reported. Johnson County is not alone in this problem, as an increase in burglaries has been reported in the surrounding areas of Ashe County, Watauga County and Carter County.
Sheriff Reece explained that those individuals committing these crimes have been reported to knock on the door, and
if no one is home, they break into the house. It has been reported that windows have
been broken to enter homes.
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