Many thanks to Council Person Zahner Bailey, Public Safety Director Chris Lagerbloom, and various citizens for sharing the following information.
Dear neighbors, citizens and friends –
I am aware of this horrible crime in Milton and was in touch with our City Manager almost immediately on Saturday after it happened. Not only am I concerned as a Council member, I am concerned as a neighbor and friend. Below is an email from our City Manager, Chris Lagerbloom (also previously the Director of Public Safety) addressing the situation.
I wanted to send this to you so that you would know this is a top priority. Please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Lagerbloom at Chris.Lagerbloom@cityofmiltonga.us or myself at Julie.ZahnerBailey@cityofmiltonga.us if you have any questions that we can address.
Please know, I will send out a factual release once the City of Milton has more factual information to share.
Julie Zahner Bailey
City of Milton Council member
The email from Mr. Lagerbloom follows:
I was notified by Councilmember Zahner Bailey of an email string that started based on a horrific crime that occurred in Milton early Saturday morning. When crimes like this occur, it is very natural to initially be shocked that this could even occur in our City – and it is very appropriate to be concerned; even frightened. This is one of those unfortunate reminders crime knows no boundaries. The Milton Police Department takes these types of incidents very seriously and is very equipped to conduct the appropriate investigation and with some skill will be able to bring these men to justice.
Additionally, please take this tragic opportunity to do something positive in your home for you and your family. Our community is stronger than any of these criminals. This is the time to focus on being a good neighbor, and a proactive homeowner in Milton. Please continue to be aware of your surroundings and report20anything suspicious. Many times in my career I tried to explain suspicious. I don’t think I ever got it right, but always said, “If it makes you say hmmm” the police need to know about it. The Milton Police Department will be putting together a more detailed and factual response to the emails that have started. The emails I have seen will likely raise a level of fear, that’s what these bad guys want. As a community, let’s replace that fear with determination to find these two guys that committed a horrible crime in Milton. More soon and as information becomes available,
Chris Lagerbloom, City Manager