MOUNT VERNON — Types of rural crime and helpful tips to combat them was the topic of discussion Tuesday morning for the monthly Farmers Breakfast at R&M’s Southside Diner, sponsored by the Farm Service Agency, Knox Soil & Water Conservation District and OSU Extension-Knox County. Guest speaker at this month’s breakfast was Knox County Sheriff David Shaffer.
“Our main issue is theft,” said Shaffer following a video of services offered by the sheriff’s office. He added that other issues often faced are vandalism and marijuana grown in crop fields.
“Scrap metal, equipment, theft of machinery, residential burglaries, outbuilding burglaries ... these are the major issues that we deal with and that you run into.”
Shaffer explained that the desire for drugs is the biggest reason for the incidents of theft around Knox County.
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