At the regular monthly Crime Watch board meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, Moniteau County Prosecuting Attorney Shayne Healea commented on the theft and drug issues which are proving challenging for local law enforcement officers, the prosecutors office and the judicial system. Several grants which had provided funding for the Drug Task Force have been lost. The task force is now down to four officers which cover seven counties.
The vigilance of private citizens is important in these circumstances in crime prevention and solving crimes which have been committed.
"I encourage community members to look out for one another and their property," said Healea.
For more of this story check out the Jan. 18 issue of the California Democrat.