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Richmond Police Department Sector 111 – March 2017 Lt. Johnny B. McRoy II First Precinct, Sector 111 2501 Q Street Richmond, VA 23223 Office: (804) ...

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Richmond Police Department

Sector 111 – March 2017

Lt. Johnny B. McRoy II First Precinct, Sector 111 2501 Q Street Richmond, VA 23223 Office: (804) 646-0574 Email: [email protected]

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THE SECTOR IN REVIEW During the month of March 2017, compared to March 2016, crime was up 65% in Sector 111. Violent crime was down 60%, from 10 in 2016 to four in 2017. Property crime was up 111%, from 27 in 2016 to 57 in 2017. The leading property crime category, up 367%, was theft from building. A theft from building occurs when the suspect has legal authority to be in building, and they take something. It can range from a visitor in your home to an employee in your office. Theft from motor vehicle was up 180%, from five in 2016 to 14 in 2017. Eleven of the 14 cars were left unlocked. There were five motor vehicle thefts compared to zero. Of those five, two involved an original key, one was left unlocked and two were reported as missing, locked with all keys present. The below chart summarizes number of crimes in March, by neighborhood, in Sector 111. Compared to March last year, overall crime is up in the various neighborhoods. Violent crime is down. To me, that is a big win. That means fewer of your neighbors were violently assaulted. Other property crimes that contributed to the overall increase were Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories (all of those were license plates) and theft of mopeds. Scooters and similar vehicles have been left unlocked, or locked with inappropriate systems. NEIGHBORHOOD

VIOLENT CRIME

PROPERTY CRIME

OVERALL CRIME

SECTOR 111 Church Hill Church Hill North Chimborazo Fulton Oakwood Oakwood Cemetery Union Hill Upper Shockoe Valley

4 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0

57 11 12 5 16 3 0 5 0

65% 120% 140% 500% 20% 200% -50% 25% No Change

I do want to point out another win. Residential burglaries are down 42%, from 12 to seven. I want to attribute that to a couple of things. One, your help in securing your homes, looking out for your neighbors by reporting suspicious people and calling the precinct to let us know you will be away from home for an extended period of time. Vacation Home checks play a large part in increasing visibility in your neighborhoods. Two, our officers arrested an individual who can be linked to several burglaries in the sector, especially in one particular neighborhood. Again, it was an alert neighbor who called the police. Your involvement is making your neighborhood safer. 2

CHANCE FAVORS THE PREPARED MIND ~ Louis Pasteur ~ Last month, on Saturday, March 11, I attended Survivor Day 2017. It was a free information session that took place across the region (Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, Chesterfield, Petersburg, Hopewell and other jurisdictions). Its purpose, as I took away from it, was to start residents to think about preparing for disasters or emergencies. My purpose today is to give you ideas and concepts to help make surviving such an event a bit more bearable. What are the events I am talking about? While we may define an emergency differently, we will probably agree on how to define a disaster. To broach the subject of preparedness, allow me to talk about hurricanes. The Atlantic hurricane season is June 1 through November 30. Some of you were here when Hurricane Gaston (2004) hit the east coast. Prior to that were Hurricanes Isabel (2003), Agnes (1972), Camille (1969) and Hazel (1946). While the flooding in some areas was extreme, it was wind damage that created most of the problems. Felled trees damaged homes, brought down power lines and blocked roadways. You would possibly be in a damaged home, without power and you cannot leave your neighborhood. There are four basic considerations, and they are First Aid, Shelter, Water and Food. You may also want to consider tools. In any emergency, First Aid is a priority. You want to be able to treat your own injuries and those of your household members. Make sure you have a First Aid kit. During the hurricane, your home may be damaged. Having a designated safe room, one on the first floor away from windows is good to have. You may want a tarp of some time to put over broken windows or a hole in the roof. You want to make sure your Shelter protects you from the environment. If the power goes out, or any of the city’s utilities, your ability to prepare food will be severely impacted. – Refrigerated food should be safe as long as the power was out for no more than 4 hours and the refrigerator door was kept shut. Discard any perishable food (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or leftovers) that has been at temperatures above 40°F for two hours or more (or one hour if temperatures are above 90º F). Refrigerated food should be safe as long as the power was out for no more than four hours and the refrigerator door was kept shut. Discard any perishable food (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or leftovers) that has been at temperatures above 40°F for two hours or more (or one hour if temperatures are above 90ºF). A reserve of non-perishable Foods and pre-stocked Water would be a good thing to have. In case you have any ruptured gas or water lines, you may want to consider the Tools needed to turn them off. Locate the cutoff valves so you know where they are, and are not wondering where they are located. Needless to say, a flashlight should be your number one tool. The last thing you want to do is stumble around in the dark trying to locate something. Again, these are just ideas to help you prepare for a disaster or an emergency. They can be applied not to just your home, but also your car and office. Emergencies can happen anytime, and anywhere. Like insurance, the hope is you will never have to need it. If you do, need it, you will be glad you have it.

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Below are a few sites that can help you with your ideas as you plan and prepare for that unknown event. https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan?gclid=CPyivqD7gNMCFVmBswodjrgNrw https://www.redcrossstore.org/category/id/1?scode=PSG00000E017&gclid=CM67yd77gNM CFdmKswodvlELJQ&gclsrc=aw.ds&dclid=CKKD0d77gNMCFctGDAod_oEEGw