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Kennesaw Mountain ranger warns of more car break-ins at park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park officials say they are having an increase of car break-ins at the park.
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park officials say they are having an increase of car break-ins at the park.

Credit: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park's Facebook page

Credit: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park's Facebook page

History isn’t the only thing you should expect these days at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Keep an eye out for car burglars.

The park's Facebook page posted a warning on Thursday to be aware of increased vehicle break-ins.

From Jan. 1 to July 5, 2017, there were four break-ins, said chief ranger Anthony Winegar. There have been nine during that timeframe this year.


Winegar knows that these are small potatoes compared to the county as a whole, but it’s still alarming.

He thinks it’s as simple as more people, more problems.

The park ranked 37th among the most-visited national parks in 2017 with 2,593,725 visits, according to federal data.


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Kennesaw Mountain brings in more people than Mount Rushmore, Shenandoah National Park and Death Valley.

“That’s just more potential opportunities for criminals,” Winegar said.

He said the most recent crime was Sunday in the Cheatham Hill parking lot.

He has a simple suggestion: “If you don’t need it at the park, don’t bring it.”


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