Guthrie Center Considers Expanded PD

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July 29th, 2011 by Doug Evans

The Guthrie Center City Council is considering whether to expand its current two man law enforcement department to three members.

During their meeting earlier this week, the Council also considered having their police force have more of a visible presence at night, especially between the hours of 10 AM and 6 PM.

They’re considering having more visibility after two pharmacy break-ins were reported in a period of less than two months. The most recent break-in occurred July 12th at Dowd Healthmart Drug where a burglar broke a the front door of the store and stole prescription drugs. The other break-in occurred on May 26th.

In addition, concerned citizens brought up recent incidents of minor vandalism in the city. The Council discussed having greater enforcement of their midnight curfew for youths to help thwart the burglaries and vandalism.