by Bob Moss

In the past quarter, there were few major crimes in Barron Park, and only one violent crime; a battery on Military Way in January. Most of the complaints were for public drunkenness, on or adjacent to El Camino, bike thefts, thefts of recyclables, drug offenses, thefts from autos, and vandalism, especially against vehicles. There has been a recent increase in auto break-ins.

Recently, there was an arrest of two young men in Bol Park on drug charges. Be alert to suspicious activities, or people acting strangely. Don't hesitate to call the police at 911 if you believe there is a crime in progress.

Call the business number, 329-2413, to report non-urgent crimes or events. Be sure that your complaint is heard and logged. That is the best way for us and the police to be aware of crimes and to try to identify crime patterns, "hot" areas, possible descriptions of criminals, etc. Community involvement really does work.

[Please see Art Bayce's report on Community Safety]

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