September 21, 2023
A resident on Mountain Drive reported that security cameras captured a suspicious male wearing a mask and gloves at the back door of the residence at around 4:00 am. The male attempted to open the rear door which was locked and then walked away from the residence. The incident is currently under investigation.
September 14, 2023
A resident on Turrell Ave reported a package was stolen from their front porch. A Nikon camera was reported stolen.
A resident on Montrose Ave. reported that two individuals attempted to force open a first floor window of the residence at around 3:00 am. The subjects were scared off when the house alarm was activated. Responding officers searched the area with negative results. The incident is under investigation.
September 13, 2023
A resident on Warwick Ave reported that a personal check was stolen from their mailbox and was subsequently altered and cashed. The incident is currently under investigation.
September 10, 2023
A commercial establishment on Valley Street reported that four unidentified juveniles shoplifted snack food items and fled the store on foot when confronted by store management. The theft was recorded on surveillance video and is currently under investigation.
Latest Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics
- Assaults: 5 (with 4 clears & 4 arrests)
- Burglaries: 8 (with 1 clears & 1 arrest)
- Thefts: 25 (with 4 clears & 3 arrests)
- Motor Vehicle Thefts: 4 (with 1 clear, 1 arrest)
- Homicides: 0
- Rapes: 2
- Robberies: 0
- Arson: 0
Clearance rate for August: 23%
YTD clearance rate: 36%
What is Uniform Crime reporting?
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program compiles official data on crime and in turn is published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). UCR is a nationwide, cooperative statistical effort of over 18,000 city, university and college, county, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies voluntarily reporting data on crimes brought to their attention. UCR statistics focuses on eight (8) major crimes, commonly known at Part 1 crimes and are listed above.
What does clearance rate mean?
Simply put, a police department's clearance rate is calculated by dividing the number of crimes that are "cleared" (criminal charges being brought) by the total number of crimes recorded. Clearance rates are often used as a measure of a police department's effectiveness. It should be noted that a "clear" doesn't always equate to an arrest and that it may sometimes merely indicate that the person who committed the offense has been identified. (ie, the case has been solved)
*National average for Part 1 crimes, clearance rate: 31.6%
*State average for Part 1 crimes, clearance rate: 21.8%
*Essex County average for Part 1 crimes, clearance rate: 16%