Prairie Village crime rate hits 5-year low, residential burglaries down drastically from peak in 2011

first_imgIt’s been a quiet six months in Prairie Village — and for the Prairie Village Police Department, that’s a good thing.Department statistics for the first half or 2014 show that crime in the city is at its lowest level in five years and that the crime rate is 30 percent below its five-year average.From January through June, the department has filed reports on 176 crimes. The five year average through the first six months of a year is 253.8 crimes, meaning there have been 77.8 crimes fewer than average so far this year. Of note, there have been just seven residential burglaries in the city this year. That’s a drastic reduction from the 40 that were recorded during the first six months of 2011. Cases of assault, burglary and criminal damage are also down substantially for the year.Prairie Village Police Chief Wes Jordan was quick to point out that the crime is often cyclical, and that the department was employing the same prevention techniques this year as it had been in the higher crime years. “None of this is saying that our officers are working any harder this year, and it’s not to say that officers were working any less in previous years,” he said. “There are certain things you just can’t predict.”Jordan did note that there had been a wave of auto-burglaries targeting unlocked cars throughout northeast Johnson County in recent weeks. Representatives from several of the NEJC area police departments met recently to see if their combined information could help identify additional suspects in that rash of incidents.The full six-month crime reports for Prairie Village and Mission Hills are embedded below. read more

Delta Two offers £12bn for Sainsbury’s

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Five reasons to enter Break the Cycle 2019

first_img To enter Break The Cycle 2019, click here. Post-race refreshments: After a gruelling slog over your chosen distance, what better way to refuel, recover and relax than with a cold Amstel beer and a plate of delicious Peri-Peri Nando’s chicken? Our event sponsors will be on hand to ensure nobody leaves with an empty stomach – it’s the least we can do. Starting venue: Where better to start your Break the Cycle journey than Bristol’s magnificent 27,000 all-seater stadium – Ashton Gate.Each of the three routes available to cyclists start and finish at the home of Bristol City and Bristol Bears, with a whole host of pre and post-race refreshments – but we’ll get on to that later. Choice: Everybody loves choice and at Break The Cycle 2019, there isn’t much we won’t let you choose. As previously mentioned, cyclists will be able to choose between a 35, 65 or 100-mile route, allowing cyclists of all ages and experience to get involved in the fundraising effort.A further choice allows entrants to select which charity they would like to raise money for ensuring their fundraising effort goes to a preferred destination. The cause: Every penny raised during Break The Cycle goes towards the funding, planning and delivery of each charity’s life-changing work across the region. From programmes focused on special educational needs and disability, to walking sports and dementia awareness – each of the charities works towards improving the lives of people young and old, using sport as the focus.All of the money you raise can and will make a huge difference. Routes: Choose between a 35 (bronze), 65 (silver) or 100-mile (gold) route, depending on how adventurous you are feeling and how experienced you are in the saddle.But whichever route you choose, be sure to soak up the glorious countryside and stunning scenery along the way. It’s sure to make your heavy, aching legs feel a whole lot better. Last year’s event raised nearly £40,000 for the sporting charities – Bristol Sport Foundation, Bristol City Community Trust, Bristol Bears Community Foundation and Bristol Flyers Community – with more than 250 cyclists taking part in another glorious event. So what is it that makes Break the Cycle such a spectacularly enjoyable fundraiser to be a part of? Let us explain…last_img read more

Filoil: San Sebastian blasts UP for sixth straight win

first_imgFor Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working Ibrahim Quattara had 14 points, 12 rebounds, and six blocks to lead the 4-2 Maroons. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Arellano stays alive for q’finals spot, grounds Mapua More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES San Sebastian head coach Egay Macaraya. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSan Sebastian continued its stampede in the group stages of the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup, ripping University of the Philippines, 64-51, Wednesday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Stags now lead Group B with a 6-1 record, leaving behind their season opener loss to Adamson University into distant memory.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After a 34-34 stalemate at the start of the second half, the Stags went into overdrive and outscored the Maroons, 22-9, in the third to build a 56-43 lead.Jason David eventually finished off UP with back-to-back triples with 3:08 left to give San Sebastian a 64-49 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“Everybody is stepping up and we played good defense in the second half,” said Stags head coach Egay Macaraya. “I’m just very happy that my team is learning to win every game. Right now their character is they would never give up, no matter what.”Regille Ilagan top scored for San Sebastian with 14 points while David showed his versatility finishing with 13 points, four rebounds six assists, two steals, and a block. View commentslast_img read more