There are various crimes that happen in Williston, and gas drive offs have been on the rise.
The Williston police
department says they would get one to two complaints a month a couple
years ago. Now, they are receiving three to four complaints a week.
are pumping fuel and leaving without paying for it." says detective
David Peterson. "Even at some of the locations. We have seen
identification and vehicle information from surveillance systems at our local convenient stores."
Peterson has seen the amount of
gas drive offs increase. A lot of stations that had pump before you
pay, didn't have surveillance systems before the influx of people.
Since the thefts have went
up it has caused more gas stations to install these surveillance systems
to keep an eye on what is going on.
"We used to worry people would drive off," says Scenic Sports owner Andy
Anderson. "But, we had a pretty honest bunch, and nobody that was in a real financial bind. Like all crime in this area, we've had more
problems with crime of all different types."
owner of Scenic Sports Andy Anderson is one of those owners who saw the
amount of gas drive offs at his store increase. So, he decided to
install his own surveillance system. The cameras can zoom in, and now he can
see license plate numbers and employees can talk to people at the pumps.
"A combination of good cameras,
lighting and of course having the pumps laid out properly," says Anderson. "And then training the help to watch for the characteristics of
somebody who may drive off. Reminding people did you have fuel is also important, and
that they can face some pretty stiff consequences if they don't pay."
says since he installed the new surveillance system, the amount of
drive offs have went down because people now know they are being
Peterson says that the penalty for stealing gas is a three to six month license suspension.
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