Crime Map: October 2009
Arrests end the burglary surge
Burglaries dropped sharply in October, with 65 reports (including attempts). Thanks to a timely call from a northeast side resident, "We caught two [burglars] right in the act" in late September, says AAPD Det. Lt. Mark St. Amour. "We believe that probably contributed" to the decline. October's tally was down a third from the elevated levels of August and September, and the lowest level since May 2009.