Putnam Sheriff advises of security light shootings

By Jennifer Peryam - jperyam@limanews.com

OTTAWA — Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of security lights being shot out in the Liberty Township area.

Putnam County Sheriff Brian Siefker said the department has received two reports of lights being fired upon. The first complaint was from a resident at Road 10 who reported Wednesday a security light had been shot out at his home.

“He heard a gun shot between 2 and 2:30 in the morning and made a report the next day. When the deputy went out there, he found six .22-caliber shell casings along the roadway,” Siefker said.

The other reports of security lights being shot out was at the Liberty Township Trustee Office with the date of the incident unknown.

Siefker said every once in a while, there will be reports of lights shot out, but these reports are the first the department has received in awhile.

“I would advise residents to be aware, and if they hear gun shots, call our office right away and look for any vehicles that may be leaving the scene and get a description of the vehicle,” Siefker said.

The resident on Road 10 provided a description to the sheriff’s department of a vehicle he saw leaving his home, a big truck with lights on the cab.

“Security lights are important to give light to the area around residences and businesses,” Siefker said.

The sheriff’s office posted on Facebook and Twitter over the weekend information of the lights being shot out.

People who have any reports of security lights being shot at are advised to call the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office at 419-523-6851.


By Jennifer Peryam


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