For the year to date through Nov. 21, Northern Police Station reported a mixed bag of crime statistics for the district it covers. Violent crimes were mostly up, with human trafficking involving sex up from one to three, robbery up 3.17 percent (from 284 to 293), and assault up 16.84 percent (from 196 to 229). Property crimes were all down except for larceny theft, which rose 5.12 percent; declining were burglary (down 13.95 percent), motor vehicle theft (down 11.03 percent) and arson (down 5.41 percent).
In other Northern Station news, Capt. Paul Yeop has moved on to a new position in the police chief of staff’s office. As of mid-November, Lt. Jason Sawyer took over command of Northern Station as acting captain.