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Crime update

The decline in auto burglaries is continuing into the new year. For the week of Jan. 14–20, Northern Station reports that there were 91 auto burglaries, and a total of 252 in the year to date; that’s down from 380 in the same period in 2018.

The 15 nonauto burglaries of Jan. 14–20 brought the year-to-date total to 37, down from 45 in 2018. And the seven robberies for that week made the year-to-date total 21, down from 23 the year before.

Meanwhile, local businesses report increasing attacks. The window of Hint (2112 Union Street) was recently smashed by a masked man, and other businesses in the area report similar threats to their business. District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani is holding a security meeting on Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul (2320 Green Street.)

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