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He said a car on Hogue is not necessarily suspicious to a policeman. The police donÕt know what vehicles residents drive, so they don’t know which vehicles belong and which don’t.
“They have to help us out,” Smoot said. “If you don’t call, you can’t expect us to know.”
When people call, good things can happen, he said, referring to the Sept. 9 report of suspicious activity on Jackson Road that led to an arrest of two people on burglary charges.
The woman arrested, Tracy L. Hassel, was wanted on a warrant for skipping sentence court, and the car she and Steven T. Mortland were in contained items that had just been stolen from a Jackson Road home, and an item that been stolen in a Hermitage break-in.
Southwest and Hermitage each have charged Hassel and Mortland, and Smoot said he believes his department can tie them to other burglaries. He said he believes Hermitage and state police also are investigating them for other incidents.