Over the weekend, the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of vehicle break-ins, as well as a report of an outbuilding break-in in the Rodney area of Ohio 588. Gallia residents are reminded to check their vehicles and outbuildings, to ensure they are properly secured.

“Deputies are increasing their patrols in the affected areas, however, we encourage our citizens to safeguard themselves by locking and securing their property,” said Sheriff Matt Champlin. “We will not stand by and watch our citizens be victimized by this type of criminal behavior. We, as your protectors, will do everything in our power to make sure these criminals are held accountable for their actions.”