This morning we were made aware that businesses in the city of Ellijay and in the unincorporated part of the county were broken into this weekend. It appears to be related in type to those previously reported in East Ellijay.
Chief Edward Lacey, City of Ellijay Police Department reiterated the points below and added that NO alarm call should be ignored and that all calls should be treated as possible concern. He also added, “We would also like to encourage business owners to contact law enforcement (Ellijay, East Ellijay, Sheriff – depending on jurisdiction) with anything they believe may be suspicious, regardless of how inconsequential they may believe the information could be at the time.”
A few reminders:
- You are encouraged to make nightly deposits to reduce the amount of cash on hand.
- Always set your alarm systems when closing up for the evening.
- Check (and double check) all exterior doors and windows to make sure they are secured and locked.
- Monitor your surroundings as you leave and report any suspicious activity to 911.
In response to the recent concerns, the March 9, 2017, Gilmer Chamber luncheon will focus on how businesses can protect themselves and what to do in these type situations. We will have Chief Lacey, City of Ellijay Police Department; Chief Larry Callahan, City of East Ellijay Police Department; and Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson presenting and on hand to answer any questions you may have. Registration is required to attend, but is open to the public. Members may register at Register Here. For non-members, please call 706-635-7400.
This message is brought to you by the Gilmer County Business Alert Program- a partnership of the Gilmer Chamber, Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office, City of Ellijay Police Department, and the City of East Ellijay Police Department designed to update businesses and citizens of potential threats. The Business Alert program can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.