Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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June 3, 2014

Thefts a nagging problem here

In 10 of the past 12 months, thefts have topped the offenses compiled each month by the Batesville Police Department with the help of its CrimeStar Law Enforcement Records Management System. The exceptions occurred in December, when six warrants were served and three thefts reported; and February, when seven mischief incidents happened and just three thefts.

The month with the greatest number of thefts was July with 14.

In April, of 33 offenses, nine were thefts. Other categories were illegal possession or consumption of alcohol, three; mischief, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and supplemental case report, two each.

One each of these types of offenses were documented: prescription prohibited act, battery, sexual misconduct with a minor, burglary, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, neglect of a dependent, possession of marijuana, driving while suspended with a prior, operating a vehicle with breath alcohol content of .08, operating a vehicle with breath alcohol content of .15, animal creating a nuisance, drug overdose investigation, equipment violation and parking problem.

Dispatchers answered 722 calls for service in April, according to the report. The most, 254, were officer traffic stops. The second highest category was requests for Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles information.

Police also responded to 42 business and residential alarms, 26 traffic accidents, 24 suspicious activities and persons, 23 animal complaints and 11 disabled vehicles.

There were eight checks on the welfare of individuals, eight property crimes, seven personal crimes, seven domestic cases, six civil disputes, six reports of drunk drivers or pedestrians, six lost and found items, five parking and four traffic complaints.

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