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Jewelry Losses From Crime Nearly Doubled in 2019, Defying Long-Term Trend

The value of losses from crimes against jewelers jumped by 89.1% in 2019 even though the number of thefts, burglaries and robberies decreased slightly, according to a new report by the Jewelers’ Security Alliance. The organization said it received reports …

GPS Ankle Bracelet Tracks Burglar During Crimes

Prosecutors didn’t have a very hard time making their case against a 27-year-old man charged in a string of burglaries in Colorado. A GPS monitor tied him to all 15 homes he pillaged. The Denver Post reports a jury convicted …

CrimeMapping Website Now Operating in Biloxi

An interactive CrimeMapping website lets Biloxi residents and business owners see where crime is occurring in the Mississippi city. Police Chief John Miller tells The Sun Herald Biloxi and Gulfport are the only two departments in the state that use …

Rhode Island Police Recover Loot From String of Burglaries

Police in Rhode Island have recovered a long list of items including knives, sunglasses, electronic equipment and more than 50 watches that they believe were stolen during nearly two dozen home break-ins. WPRI-TV reports Monday that the items were recovered …

New Orleans Chief Takes Issue With Audit on Crime Reporting

A legislative audit report on dispatch data from the New Orleans Police Department says police answered some calls last year about crimes that appear not to have been properly reported to state and federal officials. The police department, however, takes …

Crime Up 9 Percent in Louisiana City

Crime is up by 9 percent within the Louisiana city of Lafayette this year. Police Chief Jim Craft tells The Advertiser the hike isn’t due to violent crimes, such as assaults or homicides. Craft says what’s driving the crime rate …

Prison Guard Catches Idaho Inmate’s Alleged Mail Fraud

It’s clear that Mark Brown is a smart guy, maybe even borderline brilliant. But what’s astounding is the way prosecutors say he apparently pulled off a major, years long financial fraud, taking in big corporations, courts and attorneys across the …

Detroit Churches Step Up Security After Crimes

Some Detroit churches have stepped up security following crimes including break-ins and muggings, and training is being offered later this year in the area for some church security officers. Ministers said they are committed to making congregants and other visitors …

Kansas Pair Sentenced for Selling Stolen Goods

Two Wichita, Kansas, men are going to federal prison for selling stolen goods on Craiglist. The U.S. Attorney’s office says 23-year-old Jordan Smith was sentenced Monday to 15 years. He pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of wire fraud. His …

New Hampshire Men Charged in String of Arsons, Burglaries

19-year-old man is facing charges in New Hampshire in connection with four arsons and several burglaries in Concord. Jesse Vaigrt of Weare turned himself into police Friday and was released on bail. Police have also issued arrest warrants for 18-year-old …