Sheriff issues warning to Ohio County residents

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The Ohio County Sheriff’s Department issued a warning after reports on Tuesday, Aug. 2nd.

The reports centered around a white, Dodge van with possible Ohio license plates on Aberdeen Road stopping at multiple residences. Three white males were traveling in the van and would stop at houses and let two of the males out while the driver remained in the vehicle.

The males would offer the homeowner a free bottle of Tide detergent and attempt to get inside the residence by trying to sell a vacuum cleaner. The males asked odd questions such as if the home owner had dogs and how big the dogs may be. They would ask several times to come into the home.

It is unknown what their true motive may be, but it sounds as if they are trying to case houses for possible future burglaries. If you see this van or any other suspicious vehicle, please report it to the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office at 812-438-3636 or 911 if it is an emergency. Beware of anyone who seems extremely interested to get onto your property or into your home and do not accept any item that you may be unsure about.