- Associated Press - Monday, January 13, 2014

TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) - Tiverton police say they’re seeing an uptick in home break-ins and are advising residents to take precautions, including locking their doors and windows and reporting suspicious activity to authorities.

Detective Jay Dunlea told The Newport Daily News (https://bit.ly/1hsJ3Zv ) that there were 10 break-ins last month and two so far this month, an unusually high number for the town.

Dunlea believes part of the reason for the increase is that Tiverton is located just south of Fall River, Mass., where he says officials are dealing with high crime, high unemployment and poverty.

Dunlea says some items stolen in recent break-ins have been found at pawn shops in Fall River, and a few Fall River residents have been arrested for burglaries in Tiverton over the past year.

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Information from: The Newport Daily News.

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