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Sheriff To Residents: Call If You Need Us

In the wake of a break-in at a local restaurant and after several complaints to the village about vandalism, Schuyler County Sheriff Bill Yessman told the Odessa Village Board Monday night that such activities “are not unique to Odessa,” and that they “come in waves” in communities around the county. “Hot spots pop up,” he said.Nonetheless, night patrols have been increased in Odessa, he said, with one sergeant checking for activity behind the school, where some youths had reportedly been spending nights. “They see us up here and they think twice,” said Yessman, who urged residents who see anything suspicious to call his office and report it.”I’d rather we answer 100 false incidents than one real one,” he said. The phone number is 535-8222 or, in an emergency, 911, he added.

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