Lt.Minton’s Sector 111 report for April (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 26 violent crimes compared to 25 last year. Violent crime in March was up by two compared to last year. We went from 2 to 4 in robberies. 2 of these have been cleared by arrest. One of these was the carjacking of a bus, which was quickly resolved by some good sumaritans. The other arrest was of a juvenile who robbed another juve- nile on a bus.
The two active cases are from the 1200 block of Nelson Street and one from the area around Princess Anne park. If you have any information on these cases feel free to reach out to me.
Aggravated Assaults were flat at 3. One of these was a taxi cab driver who allegedly hit her fair with a hammer after an argument. One of the other assaults was committed by the victim’s friend after a morning (before 12pm) of drinking. And lastly, the third aggravated assault was a victim that was hit with a baseball bat but didn’t want to pursue the case any further. We did arrest two people in the area of this assault for firearm related offenses though…
Property crime for March was up by 7 offenses. Burglaries went from 5 to 11. The resi- dential burglaries were flat compared to last year, but we have had 5 burglaries to sheds compared to 0 last year. The good news is we have made arrests on 2 burglaries in the past 2 days. We need citizens to be hyper vigilant in looking out for suspicious people lurking in the alleys and behind houses.
Don’t discount juveniles as “just being kids”. We have arrested one juvenile 3 times for burglary in the span of 6 months.
These shed burglaries have been occurring in Church Hill North, Chimborazo, and Oakwood for the most part.
Theft from Motor Vehicles are up from 2 to 5. The smash and grab type Theft from Motor Vehicles has been occurring around Shockoe Bottom and Upper Shockoe Valley. Please don’t leave your items in plain view. Our Auto Thefts are down from 6 to 2 and the overall crime was up by 9 compared to last year at this time.
Now that the snow is finally gone, its time to think about the crime we see with the warmer weather. The first thing we want to do is open all the windows to our house and do some spring cleaning. This is fine as long as you are not leaving them open when you leave or at night. Remember thieves are opportunistic and are always looking for an easy target.
This goes the same for your vehicles. Its tempting to leave your car windows down just a little to help keep them cool. This makes it easy for thieves to get in. Most importantly, keeping an eye on your lawn mowers, tools, and bicycles. It only takes seconds for them to “walk away”.
“Coffee with a Cop” was a great success last go around at the Urban Farmhouse. We are looking to do another event later on this month. If you are inter- ested in hosting this event or you have a location that you would like us to come to, let me know.
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)
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Graffiti on your property?
If you have graffiti on your building that you need the city to address send me an email with a picture of the graffiti and I will see about getting it fixed.
[ABOVE] is 2242 Venable street that had been tagged by “OLD CROW” and “Muck Man”. DPW is going to put another coat of paint on the one in the bottom right corner to completely cover it up.