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  • #91303

    News
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    Spike In Short North Business Break-Ins Prompts Ambassador Program

    Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:37 PM

    UPDATED: Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:11 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Short North community leaders said Tuesday that they were questioning whether police redistricting has contributed to an increase in crime.

    In response to a recent uptick in business break-ins, the Short North Alliance asked for more Columbus police presence, and it planned to launch an ambassador street program designed to help lessen crime in the neighborhood, 10TV’s Danielle Elias reported.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/04/17/columbus-spike-in-short-north-business-break-ins-prompts-ambassadors-program.html

    #493641

    Oak
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    So the news only gets worse – if the redistricting of the police is in fact a cause/effect relationship with the uptick in crime, then everybody will be pleased to know that the new Columbus Police Chief is in fact the architect of the “grand plan” to redistribute the police force “where they’re needed”.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/04/05/jacobs-is-new-police-chief.html
    From the Dispatch: “In 2010, Jacobs was the architect of a redistricting plan that was designed to place officers where they were most needed.

    It went into effect over the objection of the city’s police union in July of that year. In October, neighborhood leaders interviewed by The Dispatch said the changes had gone smoothly and, in some cases, helped address police-coverage issues.

    So I would pose this question – now that the Short North seems to need more police, will there be a shift again? The reason the Short North had a lower crime rate was because we had police, not because there was a lack of crime. Now that the police are gone and the crime is back, does the Short North gets it cops back? My guess is no.

    #493642

    cheap
    Member

    you could have as many cops as you want down there,it’s not going to stop somebody from committing a crime.

    you have a couple crackheads that broke into some restaurants.life goes on.

    #493643

    myliftkk
    Participant

    The key is to adopt habits that discourage smash & grabs.

    Tip #1 – Don’t keep a closed register loaded w/ cash.
    Tip #2 – Do have an alarm system if you have something worth taking.

    #493644

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    myliftkk said:
    The key is to adopt habits that discourage smash & grabs.

    Tip #1 – Don’t keep a closed register loaded w/ cash.
    Tip #2 – Do have an alarm system if you have something worth taking.

    +1

    #493645

    News
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    Short North Business Burglaries

    COLUMBUS — Columbus Police burglary detectives are investigating break-ins at several businesses in the Short North. Bakery Gingham at 647 N. High Street, High St. Denim at 761 N. High Street, and a third business at 815 N. High Street were all broken into around 4 a.m. Tuesday.

    READ MORE: http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wsyx_vid_17341.shtml

    #493646

    Graybeak
    Participant

    I think it would be very sad if businesses in the Short North, or anywhere really, have to adopt the roll down armored doors to cover their store fronts that you see in other big cities. Or in other areas around Columbus. However, they are certainly more secure than a big plate glass window.

    #493647

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    Looks like they caught the perps.

    If they don’t keep cash in the register I think this smash and grab stuff will disappear, it is pretty risky for the thug and generally has a poor return.

    #493648
    MichaelC
    MichaelC
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    I was awoken around 3:45 last night by what I thought was a car accident. I looked out the window and, seeing nothing, assumed a car had slammed on its breaks and driven on.

    I’m a few blocks south of Bakery Gingham, but those guys surely made a lot of noise while breaking the law and the windows of these neighborhood businesses.

    I’m glad they’ve been caught. I hope they are in fact the perpetrators, and that the affected businesses are able to clean up and move forward without further hindrances.

    #493649

    DR
    Participant

    Why would someone break into a cupcake bakery? They are hardly ever open and never have cupcakes when they are open….let alone cash in the drawer. These criminals are not very smart.

    #493650

    AmyArt21
    Participant

    DR said:
    Why would someone break into a cupcake bakery? They are hardly ever open and never have cupcakes when they are open….let alone cash in the drawer. These criminals are not very smart.

    My artwork was hanging in that Bakery Gingham location.
    Maybe I should contact them to make sure nothing was taken…

    #493651

    Diesha
    Member

    There is an up-tick of smash and grabs for the past few months. What we are seeing in most incidents is that they are breaking a window and going straight for the registers and in most cases not getting any cash as most businesses drop daily. In fact, the suspect does not go for merchandise.
    I met with our community liaison officers 2 weeks ago and showed them the log of businesses we are tracking with all the details, day, time, description of suspect, what they took, was it reported, were they assigned to a detective, is there surveillance video etc.
    There has been a consistent description of the suspect and the CPD do have video and fingerprints. We hope for an arrest soon.

    #493652

    bucki12
    Member

    mrpoppinzs said:
    Looks like they caught the perps.

    If they don’t keep cash in the register I think this smash and grab stuff will disappear, it is pretty risky for the thug and generally has a poor return.

    +1
    Make a lot of noise, set off alarms on Columbus’s main drag, get little or no $$, get cut and most likely videotaped – Oceans 11 this is not.

    #493653

    News
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    Police Use New Ways To Catch Criminals In Short North, Clintonville
    Saturday September 28, 2013 8:06 AM
    By Danielle Elias

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Police say dozens of businesses have been targeted in the Short North and Clintonville over the past few months.

    Now, Columbus police are not only on alert, they say they are trying new ways to catch the crooks by tracking the data from the crimes to help develop a more targeted patrol.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/09/28/columbus-police-try-new-things-to-catch-criminals-in-short-north-and-clintonville.html

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