Recognize local crime problem
I’m not sure why home theft is being kept such a secret. I’m in the process of moving out of one residence to another here in Gallia County. Over the weekend, my home at 37 Butternut Drive was broken into. We lost firearms that were worth a lot of money and one worth so much in sentimental value that no amount of money could ever replace it. We also had something as big as a go-cart stolen. The neighbors claim they heard nor saw anything.
The real problem I’m dealing with is the police department. I was told there weren’t any problems like this in the area. When my husband called the local pawn shop, we were informed different. There are a lot of local residents looking for similar belongings.
This is certainly a growing problem in Gallipolis. This isn’t the town it used to be 20 years ago, and we as a community need to do something. We need to take a stand for the town we once were. I moved my children here from Nashville, Tenn., so they could grow up in a safe and fearless community as I did as a child. Now they are scared and full of fear.
Please help me make it safe and peaceful. We need to get a grip on reality — the things that we thought would never happen in little Gallia County are growing.