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Local farmer urges others to upgrade security around rural property

Marc Welsh's shed in Clark County was broken into three times in a single weeks’ time last month. The last time, thieves broke in through an A/C window, hotwired a truck and drove it through the door.

Posted: Mar 30, 2019 6:23 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2019 8:03 PM

CLARK COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI)- Marc WelSh's shed in Clark County was broken into three times in a single weeks’ time last month. The last time, thieves broke in through an A/C window, hotwired a truck and drove it through the door.

For Welsh, it's a week of events he will never forget.

"You're upset and you're hurt that you know you've worked so hard and people come and do this stuff to you. It’s very frustrating and you’re left cleaning up the mess," said Welsh.

Since that time WelSh has repaired his shed and the sheriff's office have made an arrest, but Welsh also knew improvements needed to be made to his property.

Security cameras and motion sensors are the biggest changes. Welsh had also reinforced doors and windows to prevent forced entry.

Now Welsh hopes others in the area will look into making similar upgrades on their own properties.

"I think any farmer needs to get a security system before it’s too late so something like this doesn't happen to them. We made the mistake of not getting it done sooner and it cost us," said Welsh.

Welsh says he hopes others across the Wabash Valley will use his story as an example.

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