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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018 1 year ago

No bike crashes during Bike Week for Ormond Beach

OBPD held its quarterly Crime View meeting.
by: Jarleene Almenas News Editor

Ormond Beach had zero motorcycle accidents during Bike Week, and zero reported stolen bikes, said Sgt. Thomas Elkins at the Ormond Beach Police Department's Crime View meeting on Wednesday, March 29.

That was just one piece of information presented by OBPD during its public quarterly presentation. The purpose of Crime View is to share what the department has been working on in a two-week period including crime statistics, BOLOs and car crash data.

The current data is compared to the department's numbers from last year to show which crimes are on the rise or have decreased so far. This quarter's meeting presented data from March 12-26.

Data presented also showed there were no business burglaries in Ormond Beach for the past two weeks, relevant since last quarter saw a spike due to a series of storage unit burglaries committed by a group of five individuals. On the other hand, residential burglaries fell by 58% compared to this time last year, down to 15 thus far from last year's 36. 

Car breaks are down by 36%, and during the two-week period, 50% of the four car breaks were unlocked. OBPD continues to remind residents to lock their cars and remove valuables from plain sight to minimize these crimes.


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