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A time in crime

As the city continues to struggle with auto burglaries, Northern station reports there were 58 auto burglaries in one recent week in mid-September. Year-to-date, the Northside had 3,744 auto burglaries, down nearly 1,000 from the previous year over the same time period (when there were 4,715).

One such incident took place on Sept. 12 at 9:33 a.m., when officers responded to reports of an auto burglary near Van Ness Avenue and Fern Street. One of two suspects fled on a bicycle, but the other was detained and identified by a witness to the burglary. Officers found items that had been taken from the burglarized vehicle and detained the suspect for the break-in, as well as outstanding warrant and narcotics offenses.

And, last but not least, Oct. 3 is National Coffee With a Cop Day. Get to know your neighborhood officers at Starbucks (9–11 a.m., 3735 Buchanan Street) over a hot cuppa.

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