Before the Midway Hollow Crime Watch launched its Expanded Neighborhood Patrol three years ago, there were about 45 offenses per month. Then, it dropped to 10-20 incidents. So far, for the month of July, there have been eight.
“It’s the best it’s ever been,” said ENP officer Greg Fanucci at last night’s quarterly crime watch meeting.
Those eight incidents this month are mostly BMVs (five), and there’s been one home burglary in which the owner had no alarm system.
Midway Hollow, which is part of DPD’s Northwest Division, stretches from Northwest Highway to Walnut Hill and Midway to Marsh, containing more than 2,400 homes. The crime watch group has about 350 homeowners participating in the ENP program – it grew by about 100 from last month.
A few recent crime trends: Sheds are being targeted by burglars. A pad lock may help deter them, but in some cases, they’ve just removed the entire door; Also, before breaking a window, criminals check car doors and, in most cases, they’re left unlocked.
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