Here’s a few crime tidbits we’ve been collecting to help make up for the lack of scanner reports at the end of the week:
- The east precinct’s Capt. McDonagh issued a “Public Safety Alert” on Wednesday, describing a recent early morning event where a man tried to enter a woman’s bedroom through an open window. She screamed and he fled the scene, but police want you to use it as a lesson make sure you keep your windows and doors locked.
- Shots-Fired stats: 17 in June, 13 in July, 9 through the first three weeks of August. Gang squads have been active in the neighborhood, and residents are encouraged to call 911 anytime they see suspicious activity
- Car prowls have been increasing over the last several months. Police say not to leave anything in your vehicle – no boxes, bags, or anything that else that might appear to have value.
- The number of burglaries over the summer were described by Capt. McDonagh as “horrible” at last week’s EPCPC meeting. There were 30 in July alone, and probably many more attempts that were registered as false alarms due to perps shaking doors, triggering burglar alarms, and then running off. SPD has put all sorts of detectives and other non-patrol units out on the streets to help turn the tide on the problem.
- City attorneys and SPD crime prevention teams have been working with the owner of the post-office property at 24th & Spring to clean up crime problems associated with the vacant homes on that corner. Residents in the area have been helping by keeping detailed crime logs of things they see, and officials say that changes should be coming soon.
The scanner will be back in action on Monday.