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Home burglaries up in Quincy

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) - Home and car burglaries took center stage during Monday's city council meeting. 3rd ward aldermen Jared Holbrook and Paul Havermale told Police Chief Rob Copley that many of their neighbors' homes had been broken into recently.

Copley confirmed that they had seen a rush of burglaries - with 16 residential break-ins and 33 vehicle burglaries. He said that's higher than normal and these are happening in the northeast, northwest, and southeast portions of town.

"I don't have a rationale but I can tell you that they're up, and we are working on it. We're investigating those that have been reported, we've got officers working at night looking for people on the move, and doing what they can to try to come up with suspects and stop these from happening," Copley said.

Copley says officers have made some arrests in these crimes. He encourages any resident who sees something suspicious in their neighborhood to call them right away.

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