Lt.Minton’s Sector 111 report for August (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 70 violent crimes compared to 55 last year. Violent crime in the month of July was 14 compared to 12 last year. Robberies went from 5 to 8 and Aggra- vated Assaults stayed flat at 6 compared to last year. We have made arrests in half of the robberies and have solid suspect information on others.
We really need the public’s help in identifying the person of interest on page 3. He is a person of interest in the armed robbery of a woman and her 9 year old son.
We look forward to closing some of these in the near future. All but 1 of the Aggravated Assaults have been cleared by arrest. We continue to deal with people struggling with conflict resolution issues that resort to violence over very minor transgressions.
Property crime for the month of July was up by 34% compared to last year. Burglaries went from 11 to 18 with shed burglaries accounting for a third of this crime issue. We went from 1 to 7 in this category alone. Residential burglaries were up by 5. Larcenies in general were up by 10 crimes.
The notable increase in the Larceny category was All Other Larcenies. This category went from 9 to 17 an increase of 89%. These are crimes of opportunity were criminals are taking easily accessible items such as packages on porches and bicycles around houses. Other hot items have been construction equipment and cellphones left laying unattended.
Theft from Motor Vehicles were flat at 13 last month and were able to arrest four juve- niles connected to a number of these. Motor Vehicle Theft was up by 4 this past month. For the year, property crime is up by 4% and overall crime is up by 8%.
In an effort in bring down the property crime numbers we are asking your help in helping us identify some persons of interest and locate a stolen trailer. Please take the time to look at the photos on pages 3 through 5. As always you can remain anonymous and phone in your tips to myself or crime stoppers at 780-1000.
A bit of good news after having a challenging July, 1st precinct detectives received a phone call from detectives in York County Pennsylvania reference a man wanted for homicide and home invasions from their jurisdiction that was supposed to be in the area of 2400 Venable Street. Our detectives quickly circulated pictures of the suspect and started searching. After a couple hours of searching, they were able to stop the fugitive behind Da Vinci’s Pizza in the 1100 block of N 25th Street. After stopping him, the U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force assisted with the arrest.
The fugitive initial lied about his identity but when confronted with the facts gave up the fight. In addition to arresting him, his companion was also arrested for aiding him (See Pages 6-8 for background from the York Daily Record). Thanks to a joint effort of 1st precinct detectives and the U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force a dangerous criminal was quickly taking off the streets.
As always thank you for the hard work you, the citizens, contribute to helping us