Says recent burglary eyewitnesses didn't call police.
Midwest City Police Chief Brandon Clabes says he's noticed something unusual about some recent residential burglaries. He says there wereyewitnesses who watched the crime in progress, but didn't notify police. He says officers can't be successful at their jobs without the help of the public. He says in one recent burglary, the suspects backed a truck into the victim's driveway, ransacked their house for 30 minutes and even stole the frozen food out of the freezer and took both the washer and the dryer. Only when the washing machine fell out of the back of their truck as they fled the scene did three people call police. "We need to change the mindset that 911 is only for true emergencies," says Clabes. "It is a direct line to report a variety of things, including suspicious activity in your neighborhood."