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SHPD pondering problem of rising break-ins, thefts from cars


November 7, 2018

The total number of car prowls reported in October in Sweet Home was nearly one-fifth of the five-year annual average of reported thefts from vehicles.

Sweet Home Police Department received 12 reports of unauthorized entry into motor vehicles and thefts during the past month. The annual average from 2013 to 2017 is 66.4 per year. So far this year, SHPD has had more than 120 UEMV reports.

Of last month’s 12 reports, police arrested two suspects. In October 2017, they arrested one person.

A random survey of SHPD cases over the last five years indicates that at least 95 percent of all the...

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