by Tammy Moore Teague
Be on the look out. It’s the advice of those who have spotted a blue mini van with two men and a woman inside. With several break-ins in our area, and this suspicious vehicle being sighted, neighbors are alerting one another. “I awoke to my dog barking and I looked out my window and saw a man looking in,” said Ashley Hiatt who lives on Browntown Road in Huntington. This is the same area where recent burglaries have been reported.
Paulette Brewer, who lives outside Mansfield in the city lake area said this same blue mini van came to her house wanting to do a survey and offered a free gift. “I declined,” Brewer said. “The person acted like they were surveying my front yard when they left.” Others have reported this vehicle, which has no license plate, driving up. The woman goes to the door occupying the homeowner while the two male occupants survey the property.
The home invasions have been reported to the Mansfield City Police Department and also to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office. Local authorities said they were aware of the break-ins and reports but did not have any further information to release to the public. You are urged to contact either agency if you notice any suspicious activity.
Mansfield Police Department – (479) 928-5700
Sebastian County Sheriff’s Department – (479) 783-1051