News Briefs

Crime update

The auto burglary scourge continues. From Jan. 1 through July 14, there were 2,791 auto burglaries on the Northside, according to Northern Station. For the same time period last year, there were 2,786. Also up were general burglaries (508 in 2019, compared to 466 in 2018), but robberies were down to 180 from 192.

Responding to concern over recent break-ins along Union Street, Northern Station’s Captain Joe Engler recently informed local businesses that his officers have increased their presence on the streets, including putting uniforms on usually undercover officers.

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