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Evansville PD wants community members to turn on porch lights to reduce crime

A porch light in the Evansville community on June 1
A porch light in the Evansville community on June 1(Bobbee Russell)
Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 5:41 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Evansville Police Department has seen an increase in home burglary and auto burglaries in the community. They are requesting that all community members turn their porch lights on so crooks can be spotted.

These lights will help officers looking for crooks find them and help community members notice when something is out of the ordinary. Mike Thompson, the Evansville Police Chief, said planters, garbage cans or cars can be places for crooks to hide behind.

Thompson said keeping lights on can help home security systems work better. And the cost of having it on is worth it for peace of mind. “It comes to about 72 cents a month to run a medium 60 watt LED bulb. You can get higher watt bulbs if you like. Those might cost a dollar per month to run,” Thompson said.

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