Spencer, NC (WBTV) - Last year in the town of Spencer, police say they investigated a total of 98 larceny cases. That made larceny the most frequently committed crime in Spencer, and has resulted in a new, tougher policy.
According to Spencer Police Chief Mike James, the police department has instituted a policy known as "Zero Tolerance for Larceny."
It means that if a larceny is committed in Spencer, suspects will be physically arrested, taken before a magistrate, and possibly jailed.
"No longer will you be issued a citation," Chief James said.
The chief added that the new policy was enthusiastically endorsed by all members of the department.