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Newspaper box thefts investigated

According to Chief of Police Regan Tilson, the Erwin Police Department is investigating “numerous” thefts from newspaper boxes in the town of Erwin.
Tilson said the department was contacted by an individual who fills the boxes for the Johnson City Press regarding stolen newspapers from the boxes. Tilson said a significant sum of money has been lost as a result of the reported thefts.
“The EPD is investigating and will be monitoring newspaper boxes in Erwin,” Tilson said.
From Staff Reports