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Saturday, April 7, 2012


Being the chief of police has made me a little superstitious.  I may have jinxed our downward violent crime trend after speaking to friends at a downtown. Kiwanis meeting on the 21st of March.  I discussed how our violent crime was way down and shared some examples I was proud of.  I talked how last year we had only a handful of commercial robberies.  Well….the next day Gary Liquor was robbed at knife point.  Since the Kiwanis meeting we’ve had a few minor knife assaults (almost more than we had all of last year).   Shootings?  Last year?  Since Kiwanis, one.  It reminded me of a time a few years ago where I told the Mayor on warm July day that so far that year we had not had a….Well, maybe I’ll just keep quiet.

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