The Newcomerstown Police Department is currently investigating several break-ins that have occurred in the eastern portion of the village.

Each of the break-ins have taken place over the past few weeks and are believed to be related, and possibly committed by the same group of individuals.

Police department officials are asking village residents to be mindful of the incidents and are encouraging residents to help their neighbors by keeping watch on each other's homes when the neighbor is a way. Keep the homes well lit at night, and all doors and windows, including those of garages, out buildings, and vehicles should be secured day and night.

Anyone noticing anything unusual, or possible leads related to these incidents are encouraged to call the police department at 498-6161.