Crime Report May 2017


Dear All,

Attached is our Crime Report for District 6 for the month of May.  We had the most incidents since 2017 began with 95 for the month.  There are some very disturbing and serious incidents on this report, ones we wish we would never see on any report.  There are also still a lot of vehicle related and other larcenies ( and I know that all of these are not reported ).  There were 24 vehicle larcenies this month and 15 larcenies.  That is 39 out of 95 incidents or 41% of the crimes in our district.  This represents 2 types out of the 11 different types on the key.  These are the ones you could help prevent – and that would free up our officers to take care of, and maybe prevent some of the serious crimes that are being committed out there.  I know most of you who read these reports are probably the ones that follow the tips I give and help yourself be less likely from being a victim.  But do you know of someone who doesn’t follow these tips and “invites” criminals?  You may want to share this with them, talk to them about how to make yourself less likely to have a crime happen around you, or invite our new Crime Watch Specialist for the Northwest District IMPD out to your neighborhood for a Crime Watch Meeting.  Her name is Kim Taylor and her contact information is:  email –  or phone – 317-327-6572.  I know she would be delighted to come out and talk about how to help keep criminals out of your neighborhood and make your area safer.

Remember – first of all to call 911 if you see something or hear something that appears out of the ordinary.  Don’t hesitate calling 911 if something does not appear right.  If you discover a larceny and you know it didn’t just happen, then call the non-emergency number at 317-327-3811.

Please read over the following tips.  Share them with others.  Talk about them with neighbors, co-workers, at church, and other organizations.  By working together and encouraging others to do so as well, hopefully we can get the larcenies to move out of our area!

  • Always keep your vehicle locked.  This is in any parking lot, in anyone’s driveway, on the street, wherever you park.
  • Never leave anything of value (or perceived to be of value) in plan view.  Better yet, in your car at all.
  • Don’t put your purse or wallet in the trunk at your destination.  This means when you go to the park, your children’s or grandchildren’s ballgames, the gym, etc.  If you are going to need it, put it in the trunk at home so nobody observes you doing so.     
  • Keep your vehicle in the garage whenever possible with the garage door closed and locked if it can be raised from the outside.
  • Whenever your vehicle is parked outside, park in the best lit place possible.  If outside your home, make sure you have outside lights on.  Criminals don’t want to be seen!
  • Don’t leave your garage door opener in the vehicle.  Take it with you.  This is an invitation to go inside your home.

  • Don’t leave things outside unattended.  This can be a bike, toys, tools, lawnmower, leaf blower, etc.
  • Always keep your garage door closed when not right there.  Seems like a pain when you are out cutting grass or working in the yard?  Think about how easy it would be for someone to run in and grab something when your back is turned and there is noise from a motor.  Or if your head is down and you are concentrating on flowers or weeding.
  • Make sure the doors to your house are locked when you are outside and again not right at that door.

I hope that these tips do give you an idea of things you are doing right or things you need to do to protect yourself and your neighborhood.  Please do report any larcenies, which helps the police determine if there is a pattern and hopefully catch whoever is doing it.

Once more – if you see (or hear) something – say something.  Call 911 when something doesn’t appear right.


Janice McHenry
City-County Councillor District 6

P.S.  Don’t forget the Task Force Meeting this Wednesday at the International Market Place office in Lafayette Square Mall from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m., the Latino Community Day on June 24th from
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at 38th and High School Road, and the Youth Bike Safety Rally at the Blended Church from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on June 28th.  Hope to see many of you at one or more of these events.


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