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Howland addresses break-ins, traffic congestion

HOWLAND — With recent break-ins of unlocked vehicles and houses, Howland officials are urging residents to be extra cautious.

Police Chief Nick Roberts reported at the Howland trustee meeting that in recent weeks there has been break-ins of vehicles, many of which have been left unlocked, and also some homes.

Areas hit include Laurelwood Drive, Willow Drive and the Bolindale area.

He said there is security video of a person of interest connected to the break-ins.

“We have the person caught on video seen pulling on door handles at houses. It seems to be the same person at other locations. We think we have this person identified” Roberts said.

Roberts urged residents to make sure their valuables are locked up or out of sight in vehicles and to not leave parked vehicles unlocked at any time.

In another matter, Roberts said police also have been addressing the backed up traffic situation that occurs at busy times of the day for people lined up to get food at Chick-Fil-A off Niles Cortland Road SE.

Trustee Chairman Rick Clark said there has been so much traffic some days, people can’t get to their homes or other businesses near Chick-Fil-A because the lines of vehicles are extending outside the parking lot onto Highland Terrace Boulevard.

Read more in Monday’s Tribune Chronicle.

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