We are thankful the New Martinsville Police Department has made an arrest in the breaking and entering at The ABC Store last week. We hope it will lead to the resolution of several other business robberies that happened in the town lately.
We would like to give credit to the police department for their diligent work on the crime and to Witschey's for having an effective video surveillance system in place.
We've all seen fuzzy security video photographs put out by law enforcement departments as they go to the public to help solve a crime. We've all thought, at one time or another, "How could anyone tell who that was from that photograph?"
But when a security system is of a higher quality and working correctly, the chances of catching a perpetrator and even deterring crime in the first place are much higher.
Those qualities combined with our police force led to an arrest, and we hope many more. But our even bigger hope is would-be criminals will see such systems and stop any devious activity before it even begins.