PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WISH) — There are still no arrests in a case that has shaken the Plainfield community.
Police have been stepping up patrols in light of recent online threats targeting schools and a shopping mall.
Police said they’re also responding to more calls than usual for anything suspicious.
Mike Mason has been with the Plainfield Police Department for more than 16 years. Every day he comes into work to serve and protect.
“We received a lot of positive feedback from citizens in town thanking us for the job we’re doing and they appreciate us,” said Mason. “I got a couple of guys on my shift that have had random people walk up to them to shake their hands and thank them.”
Mason said these past couple of days have been busy for the department.
Detectives are still working with the FBI to track down the person responsible for making those online threats.
“We’ve increased our patrols, stepped up our patrols and [we are] just trying to let the public know that we’re out there and trying to do what we can do to make sure these threats don’t come true,” said Mason.
Police are not taking these threats lightly, even encouraging residents to be extra vigilant and to call in any tips that could help solve the case
“Our calls for service, as far as suspicious vehicles or suspicious people around the mall or just around town in general, has gone up tremendously,” said Mason.
Mason said the calls have gone up from two to three a shift to maybe two to three every hour or two.
“We were getting a couple of those calls per day. Now we’re getting a couple per hour. It’s putting a lot more people on their toes, and a lot more people are walking around with their heads up and watching what’s going on around them,” said Mason. “They’re being more aware of their surroundings, which is a good thing.”
No matter how big or small, Mason said officers will continue to check on every single call.
“If they see somebody walking by themselves behind a movie theater, they called that in last night,” said Mason. “Somebody was walking they thought he had a bag and it ended up being an employee, but at the same time the caller didn’t know that and we didn’t know that until we got there.”
If you know anything about the case, you’re asked to call Plainfield Police Department at (317) 838- 3565.