Lt.Minton’s Sector 111 January report (PDF) is now available. Sector 111 encompasses Church Hill, Chimborazo, Church Hill North, Fulton, Oakwood, and Union Hill:
So far this year we have had 9 violent crimes compared to 10 last year. One of those being the senseless homicide in the 1900 hundred block of Cedar St. We quickly located and arrested the victim’s son for that crime and he will have to answer for what he has done.
Commercial Robberies are down from last year from 3 to 1. We made another quick arrest of the robber at the Night and Day market when he had trouble figuring out whether to push or pull the door to get out. It also helped that two officers were a block away when he did this.
Individual Robberies were up from 1 to 6. We have made arrests or have warrants for people in 4 of these. The other two we are trying to tie up some loose ends with the victims to bring some resolution to these cases. Aggravated Assaults went from 4 to 1. We have a warrant out for the individual that committed that one Aggravated Assault.
Property crime for the year is down by 30%. Burglaries are down from 13 to 10. We made an arrest of a person in the one commercial burglary we had in the 2900 block of Nine Mile Rd. Larcenies in general are down from 35 to 24, a 31% reduction. Auto thefts have remained flat but we did make arrests in 2 of these 3 cases. Overall crime is down 27% so far for the year. I am very pleased with the start and I am looking forward to continuing the reductions.
We have enjoyed a lot of success with targeted enforcement of individuals and “cleaning up” certain blocks. I have included an example of this with the pictures included on the next page. I like to call this Neighborhood Revitalization.
For those of you that have followed my newsletters you will remember the Covington brothers. Timothy had a bad habit of robbing Taxi Cab drivers and Ryan had a problem with drugs and meeting the wrong person on a dating site. Elvie Cagle was recently banned from Church Hill for dealing Crack Cocaine and Maunga Ghota was arrested for Gun/Drug charges. These criminals all lived or had a connection to a specific block in the area. They are all locked up now in jail or prison. The neighborhood is in better shape for it.
This type of enforcement paves the way for new businesses in Church Hill and the East End as well as bringing back a sense of calm to the neighborhood. With this said I am pleased to see all the new restaurants and businesses opening in the area. The Union Market and the Urban Farmhouse are prime examples of this, stop by and see them if you have not.
For those of you that could not make it to our last “Coffee with a Cop” we are doing it again on March 8th, 2014 (see flyer).
As always thank you for the hard work you, the citizens, contribute to helping us make sector 111 a safer place to live and work!
Lieutenant Daniel S. Minton
240-9158 (Direct Number)
646-0574 (Office Number)