LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Sheriff's deputy Jodi Rohler is spending fair week keeping everyone safe. Deputies are patrolling the fairgrounds day and night.
"The biggest issues we have are the fights in the midway," Rohler said.
Rohler said many of the fights happen at night near the rides. She said another issue fair goers are running into are missing items from cars. Deputies patrol the parking lot, but said many of the cars that have been broken into were actually unlocked. To avoid a break-in Rohler said don't leave valuable items in plain view and lock your doors.
With the large crowds comes opportunities for children to get lost.
"The last several days we've had very high attendance and it has been very crowded out here," Rohler said. "It is very important to make sure you keep track of what your kids are doing out here."
Rohler said if you see suspicious activity speak up and let a patrolling deputy know so they can do their job and you can have fun.
"It's a great family event for friends and family who want to come out and see the animals and get a little piece of the country out here I think for the city kids," Rohler said. "I think it's a great experience out here and it's a very safe place to be."
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