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More Than 20 Arrests Made in 2-Day Retail Crime Blitz

Twenty-two people in Kentucky were arrested last week in what the Elizabethtown Police Department called a retail crime enforcement blitz. Elizabethtown police partnered with the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association and 12 local businesses to engage in the blitz on Wednesday and Thursday.

As the city has grown, it has seen an increase in drug-related problems and an increase in local property crime, according to Elizabethtown PD public affairs officer John Thomas. Thomas said the goal of the partnership was to proactively combat rising retail theft in the city. Officials said 10 officers and two patrol sergeants partnered with loss prevention personnel to intercept 31 suspected shoplifters. It resulted in 22 arrests, six citations, two trespass notices and one pending warrant. Officials said… WLKY News

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