OPD Weekly Update
The map for the past week: http://www.arcgis.com/apps/OnePane/basicviewer/index.html?appid=0c04278d23ee499ba6ba92861cf56eec
- Pretty active week of crime, but scattered all over
- Burglary trend in SE not showing this week
- Two significant events – purse robbery on Pacific Ave and occupied burglary on 12th Ave SW both resulted in suspect arrests thanks to terrific information from witnesses.
- As the weather gets frosty, please remember to be cautious about warming up your car. We have a few stolen each year because they’ve been left out, unlocked and running.
- Good Morning America recently did a piece about vehicle prowlers targeting people at gas stations. This video explains more about their sneaky tactic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3txI0goxrI.
We have not had a case like this yet, but it is another reminder to stay alert!
A short explanation for anyone new to the distribution list – this map represents the Part 1 (serious felony person and property crimes) and vehicle prowls that were reported to us in the past week. Click on the icons for more details. This information is one of the tools we use to identify crime trends and allocate resources. Currently this map is being sent to Block Watch groups, Neighborhood Associations, apartment managers and OPD volunteers. Addresses are rounded to the nearest block.
Senior Program Specialist
Police Community Programs
Olympia Police Department