The sheriff’s office is putting the public on notice after a woman was called away from her home by men posing as utility workers last week. Their motives are not known, but the incident was rare and suspicious.
The men wouldn’t identify the company they were working for, kept asking the woman to show them her property lines, and two of the workers were moving closer to her home as one was trying to walk her away.
Their behavior was suspicious enough that the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office thinks it is possible that the men were trying to lure the woman away from her home in order to commit a crime. They are warning the public to be aware of the tactic and report such behavior right away.
Here’s what else we are working on in the Daily Journal newsroom today:
A rural church east of Greenwood is growing big time. Rocklane Christian Church is raising money for a $3 to $4 million construction project because the congregation has grown 50 percent during the past two years.
“We exist to help people know God,” said Dion Reed, the minister of involvement. “It’s hard to help people know God when you don’t have room for them.”
An Edinburgh family woke up to find a stranger, partially undressed, sleeping on their couch. The intruder was arrested.
Best of the season.
We name our Johnson County player of the year for girls basketball. Whoops. I mean players of the year. These two are so good that they are sharing the honor this year.
In their voices.
In today’s paper, we brought you a story about some Clark-Pleasant students giving back by opening a food pantry and taking over a clothes closet for fellow students in need.
See the video below to hear from the organizers and the students involved in the effort.
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