Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Neighborhood Garbage Thief Identified
The Putnam County sheriff's department says they now believe they know who may be going through the trash in one local neighborhood. Several residents of Castlebrook Lane had told authorities that their trash bags had been stolen, and officials at first thought the suspect may have been a potential identity thief. They advised the victims to invest in a shredder so that no personal information ended up in the trash. But, upon further investigation, authorities say they now believe it was a neighborhood dog -- not a person -- getting into the trash. Still, they say the advice about properly disposing of personal information is still valid.