Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mississippi County sheriff vigilant of those who enter floodway

MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, MO (KRCU) - The Mississippi County Sheriff has stepped up patrols in the Birds Point New Madrid floodway.

The increased security comes during a time when thefts have been reported in the New Madrid County section of the floodway.

Mississippi County sheriff Keith Moore says that have been no reports of theft on his side of the flood plain, but he still have seven officers who patrol the area and check who enters the floodway.

“We’ve got people that just seems to think that they go down to a place and if there is something on the side of a levee or there something somewhere, they can just pick it up and put it in their vehicle and leave,” Moore said.

Sheriff Moore says that the job is made even more challenging by damage to roads in the floodway. He says that people that don’t have any business in the floodway should keep out … such as a group of teenagers that he had to run off who were trying to go swimming in a newly created blue hole.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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