MPs provide home registration for residents on vacation

GALLIA COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) — For anyone beginning to plan a summer vacation, the worry of whether someone will disturb your property or break into your home while you’re away may linger.

“Well, one thing I always make sure is that all my windows are locked…I always lock the front door,” Greg Nelson said.

Even though Nelson goes through his checklist, making sure all the doors and windows are all locked, there’s still that uncertainty of wondering if someone is going to try to break in or disturb his property. when he’s not there.

However, the Gallia County Sheriff‘s Office says they are here to help ease some of that worry.

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin says residents who fill out their Application for holiday home check can have peace of mind knowing that assistants will be keeping an eye on their home while they are away.

“We are constantly inconsistent to make sure no one knows when we will be there. We spread these checks out to make sure we show up at different times. So that way if someone is paying attention to the activities, they never know when we’re going to show up to check out,” Champlin said.

Deputies will check for things like any damage to windows or other entrances, as well as any inconsistencies in the property – like strange vehicles in the home or anything that differs from what the owner has documented as the norm for his or her home. property.

“It would give you peace of mind. It would make you feel better,” Nelson said.

The sheriff’s office asks anyone interested to provide a little notice, such as a week, before going on vacation.

The link to the form is here.

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