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Shady Cove diner hosts 'Coffee with a Cop' one month after neighbor cafe burglarized

(KTVL/Mike Marut)

For the first time ever, local law enforcement agencie gathered in an informal setting, in Shady Cove to meet with citizens.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was present Tuesday, chatting with residents over a cup of coffee and discussing certain concerns and answering questions.

The event was hosted at Mac's Diner, a 50’s style themed establishment.

One month earlier, another local restaurant, Shy's Café, had been burglarized.

"We live in a rural community, so we think we are safe to leave your doors locked," Mac’s Diner’s Daytime Supervisor Kristi Possinger. "You can leave your keys in your car or your bike in your carport and that's just not the case anymore."

She went on to say that she believes most of the burglaries are drug related.

Mac's Diner has been previously burglarized twice in the past 5 years. After those incidents the diner decided to take security measures to a higher level. They have installed cameras and have implemented other safety checks and balances.

The idea behind hosting Coffee with a Cop is to hopefully bolster the feeling of safety with in the Shady Cove community.

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