Across the board, January saw more criminal activity than normal. Assaults and a robbery led the rise but burglaries and thefts also were somewhat higher than we've recently seen.
Most of the home burglaries were in the eastern part of the dist… more »
There was disbelief among those that knew her because no one would have guessed it, but Patsy Leathers, a city employee, was part of a ring that had been stealing from the city for about 10 years through forged claim forms. [More details here.]
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Crime reports from December took a hefty drop compared to November but remained in that "middle zone" that we usually see. There were no incidents of robbery or assault reported.
Home burglaries dropped 40% from November but were still higher t… more »
Local policies have not and will not be changing.
Like many others, I was amazed to read in the Dallas Morning News that the Dallas Police Dept would no longer respond to calls from merchants of shoplifting inc… more »
There are many things that impress me about Garland. Sure, some outside the city think we're too blue-collar or too car-sales-centric, but those are not representative qualities of us at all. Among many wonderful qualities, I'm impressed by the charity… more »
It's the day before Christmas and it would be so much better if we did not have to deal with the trailing ugliness of those hate letters sent at the beginning of the month, but the investigation does continue as do reports in the news media.
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Over the last several months, crime has hovered in the range we typically see. It dropped significantly in September but by November was higher than average because, mostly, of an increase in home burglaries and thefts. Shoplifting is often a major comp… more »
Some old burglary techniques are being repeated and citizens need to be wary night and day.
Some residents have experienced that sinking feeling of stepping into your driveway in the morning and their wheels and tires are gone. The truck is lef… more »
Received this through the Carriage House Neighborhood Association:
From Officer Duncan, Neighborhood Police Officer, Garland Police Dept:
I wanted to get the word out about a problem that started in the last few weeks in Garland, Dallas,… more »
Reported crime incidents in April dropped back to the low level we had been seeing this year before a spike in March.
Assault and robbery did increase to a total of four incidents but burglaries were way down. Only once since May, 2007, have we… more »
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