This week we experienced no home burglaries and one UBEV (Unlawful Breaking and Entering a Vehicle).
The UBEV occurred on Shades Creek Parkway on May 26. A woman parked her vehicle to go running, and a thief spotted a purse in her vehicle. He broke a window and removed the purse, which contained cash and other items.
We receive many calls concerning bicyclists. The complaints usually relate to people traveling on main roads during peak traffic and not abiding by the rules of the road. Most bicyclists are law-abiding riders, but some expect all the privileges of the road without adhering to the traffic signals. Please abide by the traffic laws and avoid riding during times that interfere with traffic flow. Please be careful and watch out for our citizens on bicycles.
Below are crime statistics from Jan. 1 to May 31 for this year and three years preceding it:
2012 home burglaries- 10
2012 UBEVs- 14
2011 home burglaries- 22
2011 UBEVs- 57
2010 home burglaries- 37
2010 UBEVs- 48
2009 home burglaries- 24
2009 UBEVs- 58
We received a false burglary report on May 24 when an unstable individual wandered through the neighborhood on Warrington Road, entered a home and destroyed some property. She was apprehended and transferred to a facility for medical assistance.
We received a report of an identity theft on May 29. The victim’s checking account was compromised when funds were transferred to another account.
We received a report on May 26 of an individual stealing lawn equipment on Briarcliff Road.
We received a report of a “hit and run” in Birmingham Country Club’s parking lot on May 26. The victim said he parked his car and when he returned to it, the right quarter panel had been damaged. No witness was reported.
A mother and daughter got into a mild physical altercation. The daughter decided to go elsewhere until the situation was resolved.
We received a report that a small dog on Hampshire Drive was attacked by a coyote this week. The dog suffered some puncture wounds but will recover.