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Recent Increase in Residential and Automobile Burglaries in Albany

Albany Police issue notice about increase in residential and automobile burglaries. Officer said Albany Police does not have enough staff to patrol at night.

11/23/2012: This morning a police patrol car was blocking our driveway.  Officers were across the street taking a report on a car break-in that had happened Thanksgiving eve. 

This is the seventh incident of the same nature I’m aware of on the 1000 block of Talbot Avenue in the past months, our car being involved in two of them.  The very apologetic officer who had come to take our report a few weeks ago had said that Albany Police does not have enough staff to patrol the streets at night.

Therefore, I was very surprised to see three Albany patrol cars and officers posted in front of the Albany Target store for their early opening on Thanksgiving evening!

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Sheri Spellwoman November 26, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Actually the APD did issue a police alert regarding the increase of residential and automobile burglaries. I saw it mentioned in the Journal, and I looked for it on the Patch and couldn't find it. I thought this was going to be it. Here is a link to it: http://www.albanyca.org/index.aspx?recordid=2020&page=286
Tatter Salad December 01, 2012 at 08:30 AM
I agree, the Patch needs patching. I recently wrote to them regarding same; you can too. Their feedback crappola can be seen at: http://letsgo.patch.com/word_on_street. "Want to share your own feedback about Patch? Email us at feedback@patch.com." (I began my rant to them with: " The Local Patch is no longer 'local.' It is over-run with non-local self-serving postings that cannot be sorted out by the readers without reading the irrelevant or misleading drivel." I suspect they won't publish it, as all their postings are undated and 'positive.')
Tatter Salad December 01, 2012 at 08:35 AM
The new editor has to pay her rent.
Tatter Salad December 01, 2012 at 08:57 AM
The Chief did publish a blurb: see: http://www.albanyca.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=22002 Simply put: Don't leave keys in the car, or doors unlocked. Don't leave computers, cell phones or purses in plain sight. Don't leave dog treats in a pouch that could look like a purse or camera, or leave any empty case; window replacement is $170.- to $300.- ea; and if they bash one window (for the dog pouch), they may as well bash the passenger window to check the glove compartment too (So don't leave anything really valuble in the glove compartment; particularly in cars worth over $20k). Parking towards the end of long dead-end streets or parking lots is a good place to park your vehicle if you want it broken into, such as the Bulb or Pt. Isabelle at dusk. Some vehicles have locks that lack creativity in there design and some of these vehicles are more attractive to theives because parts are easily removed and sold. Please note last year's top 10 most stolen vehicles in California: 1994 Honda Accord 1998 Honda Civic 1991 Toyota Camry 1994 Acura Integra 2004 Chevrolet full-size pickup 2006 Ford full-size pickup 1994 Nissan Sentra 2010 Toyota Corolla 1997 Nissan Altima 1988 Toyota 4x2 pickup If the model of your vehicle matches the above, and is anywhere near those years, then add more theft protection. Toyota Trucks, esp. 4-runners are popular targets for having their catalytic converters stolen.
Tatter Salad December 02, 2012 at 10:02 PM
The 'challenge of journalism today' is multifold: a) There's a 'challenge' in making any money in it. Part of the reason is 'Free' internet, and extremely low paying avenues for writers, etc. (eg. The Patch consortium). b) What passes for 'big league' news on our TV's,radios and papers have become dominated by just ONE company. There is no need for State or Local writers or opinions; - its all slanted pablum out of NY. 'Washington News' and World 'News' via the Fox network (aka: Rupert Murdoch) is NOT 'news'; it's propaganda. Avoid their non-local newscasts if you believe ultra-conservative pablum doesn't suit your view of the world. Their audience is 18 to 20 million Americans per month. On [Murdoch's payroll has been: Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and John Kasich. When you think of any recent childish anti-Obama rantings by anyone, you will find them on Channel 2, KTVU. If you spend time with NBC news (which subscribes to Murdoch since '08, or Fox: you are being played] c) the last issue is that knowledgeable readers AND WRITERS are being created in droves. 64% of U.C. undergrads have non-technical Majors with poor job opportunities; but their expertise is being vented in blog spaces, new web sites and even the Patch; the publics I.Q. is going up. Recent statewide voter decisions support that view IMHO.

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