RCSO cracks down on high crime areas

One woman came home to find her home had been burglarized while her children hid inside. See how Richmond County Sheriff

(MGN Online)

Friday, June 20, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- One woman came home to find her home had been burglarized while her children hid inside.

Joyce Dorsey lived through a mother's nightmare. She raced home after work one day when she got a call saying her house had been broken into while her 17-year-old daughter and her 5-year-old granddaughter were there alone.

"They could have raped her or killed her...I was thinking all kinds of things," Joyce said.

Joyce said since that day, she has lived in fear in her own home. Although, she said she's seen some things on her street change for the better.

"Yesterday, I think I saw probably about two or three [deputies] patrol this one street. So, I feel like they are doing a little bit better," Joyce said.

This is a result of Richmond County Sheriff Office's Community Policing program. The program is designed to target hotbed areas of crime to prevent more burglaries from happening.

There were 288 fewer reported burglaries in Richmond County in 2013 than the year before.


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