First Precinct – Sector 111 Community Report June 2009 Lieutenant James J. Laino Click here to download a printable version (Word .doc) During the month of June the Sector experienced a 3% decrease in Major Crime; a 100% increase in violent crime (4 incidents reported in 2008 compared to 8 in 2009) and an 11% decrease in property crime (56 […]
First Precinct – Sector 111
Lieutenant James J. Laino
Click here to download a printable version (Word .doc)
During the month of June the Sector experienced a 3% decrease in Major Crime; a 100% increase in violent crime (4 incidents reported in 2008 compared to 8 in 2009) and an 11% decrease in property crime (56 incidents reported in 2008 compared to 50 in 2009). The 8 violent crimes reported included; 2 Aggravated Assaults (Domestic related), 4 Aggravated Assault and 2 robberies. Of the 8 violent incidents reported 6 of them have been cleared by arrest, there are warrants pending for one and detectives are still investigating one. The current trend in Property Crime continues to be thefts related to motor vehicles, which include theft of motor vehicles, and all other larceny which includes everything from bicycles to packages left on the front porch.
Here is breakdown in the crimes reported;
– 2 Aggravated Assault Domestic – both cleared by arrest. Since these incidents are domestic related there is no summary.
– 4 Aggravated Assault – 3 cleared by arrest and 1 pending.
- 6/01 – Pink and Venable Sts – 7:23pm – the male victim was shot by an unknown male in the upper thigh as he walked home. Detectives are still investigating the incident.
- 6/02 – 100 block of N 18th St – 12:52am – the victim was struck with an ASP baton by a female. The victim sustained a laceration to his right eye and was treated at VCU Medical Center. The offender was arrested.
- 6/06 – 1100 Williamsburg Rd – the female victim was struck by a vehicle after a family gathering at a near by house. The victim sustained injury to her back and neck and was treated at VCU Medical Center. The suspect was arrested the following day.
- 6/15 – 1900 Cedar St – 4:50pm – the male victim was assaulted by a known male during an argument. The victim was struck in the head with a board. The offender was arrested on 6/22.
– 2 Robberies – 1 cleared by arrest and 1 warrant obtained for offender.
- 6/14 – 300 N 18th St – 2:45am – the victim was approached by the two the suspects while parked. As they were talking one of the suspects displayed a handgun and demanded money from the victim. When the suspects left the victim was able to call the police and provide a description of the suspect and their vehicle. Responding officers located the suspects and arrested them without incident.
- 6/28 – 400 block of N 32nd St – 6:15am – a known male came to visit a roommate of the victim. While the known suspect was inside the residence he fought with the victim, stabbing him in the stomach, and leaving with some of his items. The suspect, Jamal L. Clemons, currently has outstanding warrants on file for the incident.
Property Crime Trends:
- 13 Thefts related to motor vehicles, which is down compared to last month when there were 17 reported incidents (not including 5 motor vehicle thefts) – a majority of the items were left in the interior of the vehicles in plain view. Typically taken were small electronics such as IPod’s and portable GPS units.
- 12 All other larcenies – includes everything from bicycles to packages left on the front porch.
- Fulton – 5/13 – 1200 block of Admiral Gravely Blvd – known offender stole the victim’s money – warrant on file.
- Fulton – 5/28-6/4 – 2000 block of Fenton St – two lawn mowers were taken from the rear yard.
- Union Hill – 6/8-9 – 1900 block of Venable St – HVAC unit stolen from rear of apartment.
- Church Hill North – 6/11 – 3100 block of Q St – lawn mower was stolen from the front porch.
- Fulton – 6/19 – 5200 block of Salem St – items stolen from the front porch.
- Union Hill – 6/19 – 800 block of Jessamine St – lawn mower was taken from rear yard.
- Union Hill – 6/24 – 500 block N 22nd St – tools stolen from rear porch.
- Chimborazo – 6/24-25 – 600 block of N 33rd St – BBQ Grill was stolen from rear deck.
- Church Hill – 6/25 – 500 N 27th St – bicycle stolen from rear yard.
- Church Hill – 6/25-26 – 300 block of N 23rd St – BBQ Grill was stolen from rear deck.
- Union Hill – 6/26-30 – 2200 block of Venable St – lawn mower was stolen from under rear deck.
- Oakwood – 6/28-30 – 1300 block of N 38th St – tools taken from rear yard – suspect may be an individual that cuts grass in the area.
Crime Trends for May:
- Church Hill – all other larceny.
- Chimborazo – theft from building and all other larceny.
- Church Hill North – burglary to outbuildings and thefts related to motor vehicles.
- Fulton – thefts related to motor vehicle and residential burglaries.
- Oakwood – no current trend.
- Union Hill – theft from building and all other larceny.
During the month of June there were two main crime trends, theft from motor vehicles and all other larceny. In looking at these crimes, a majority of them could have been prevented / avoided with simple crime prevention techniques. As far as the thefts related to motor vehicles please make sure your vehicle is secure and there are no items left within the interior of the vehicle. Also the theft of items from the front and rear yards of residence, if you choose to leave lawn mowers, bikes and large tools outside, please secure with a chain and lock to a permanent structure on your property. These types of crimes not only effect the person that is victimized it also invites the criminal element into your neighborhood by providing them easy targets. As we have seen in the past, if a criminal is successful in a particular area (neighborhood) they will continue to prey on that area until they are either caught or they are no longer successful. We as police and citizens need to make it less inviting for the criminal element to frequent our neighborhoods and we can do this by taking the necessary precautions.
During the month of June officers and detectives continued to focus on burglaries and thefts related to motor vehicles throughout the Sector. We also had additional resources, the FMT, which focused in the Fulton neighborhood during the month. As a whole we were successful in slowing the two crime trends, both were slightly down during June, with the additional resources and the help of watchful residents. It should also be noted that during this time a significant arrest was made by the FMT along with the assistance of Patrol. Plain clothes officers observed a juvenile running from a vehicle on Stony Run Parkway that had a broken window. After a lengthy foot pursuit the offender was apprehended and arrested. During their investigation they discovered a total of four vehicles had been broken into and numerous items stolen. After combing the woods between Stony Run Parkway and Admiral Gravely Blvd most of the items were recovered. All of the victims were participating in an event at Gillies Creek Park. This particular juvenile had been a suspect in multiple offenses in the Fulton neighborhood.
As always continue to report suspicious persons or activities to the police as soon as possible. Also take note of groups of young males walking the streets and alley ways, especially in Fulton. If they don’t look familiar to your neighborhood and it appears they are acting suspicious call the non-emergency number (646-5100) to have an officer check.
During this reporting period Sector 111 officers answered 2194 radio calls, compiled 158 reports and investigated 20 vehicle accidents. They also made 82 misdemeanor arrests, 35 felony arrests, executed 53 warrants, issued 72 traffic summons, seized 2 guns and conducted 131 field interviews.
I want to thank the officers, detectives and community for their continued support in reducing crime within Sector 111.
Lt. James Laino
First Precinct – Sector 111
2501 Q St.