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.
#PAGEBREAK#Click here to view of zoomable map of October crime reports from the Ann Arbor Police Department and the public safety departments of the U-M and Pittsfield Township. The online map has been corrected from the version printed in the December Ann Arbor Observer: the crime near Newport and Overlook was a burglary, not an attempted sexual assault. The attempted sexual assault occurred on N. Maple, where the printed map showed an attempted robbery.
October 2009 Crime totals (including attempts)
Sexual Assaults 6
Vehicle Thefts 24
October 2008 Crime totals (including attempts)
Sexual Assaults 1
Vehicle Thefts 4