Investigative Neighbors

By: Dave Macqueen Email
By: Dave Macqueen Email

The quick thinking of two young girls helped their neighbor when he became a victim of a crime.

Shawna Jenkins,9, and Taylor Gessel, 8, witnessed a hit-and-run while playing in their yard.

A woman hit the car of their neighbor, Dr. Bruce McCuskey, and asked the girls if it was their mother’s car. When they said “no,” the woman drove off.

Jenkins and Gessel quickly reported to McCuskey and told him the license plate number.

McCuskey said both him and the police were impressed the girls acted so quickly.

The police found the woman.

“Somebody made a mistake and got called up in it, but I bet she remembers it from now on and looks up to see if a child is there with a pen in their hand,” St. Albans Police Lt. James Agee said.

The two girls said they went to Safety City the morning of the accident and that's where they learned the importance of knowing their surroundings.


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