On Oct. 8, the Blythe Police Department (BPD) incident and activity reports for the months of August and September 2019 showed increases in the categories of petty theft (from 26 to 29, respectively), vandalisms (15 to 19), domestic violence (7 to 12), and commercial burglaries (5 to 9).

Significant increase in abandoned vehicle abatements (AVA) were also reported, from 5 to 13, with one vehicle towed. Petty theft remained as the most reported incident category.

To date, BPD’s submitted monthly domestic violence incident report numbers total 79 in 2019.

Slight upticks were also seen in the categories of residential burglaries (from 3 to 5), grand theft (0 to 2), and battery (7 to 8).

Documented police reports saw a five incident increase (from 178 to 183), with a total number of incidents reported by BPD for the month of September also increasing to 1,596 (a 48 incident increase from August [1,548]).

The month of October also sees the resident law enforcement agency participating in the nationwide “Pink Patch Project” – in which departments help raise awareness and underline the importance of early breast cancer detection to the public.

“Today (Oct. 1) marks the beginning of (Breast Cancer Awareness Month.) The (Blythe Police Department) and the Blythe Police Officers’ Association (BPOA) will participate in the (Pink Patch Project) once again,” stated BPD on social media. “Each patch is $10 and we have limited supplies. This year’s proceeds will be donated to the Blythe Cancer Resource Center. To purchase a patch, visit us at the Blythe Police Station (240 N Spring St.), or contact Community Service Officer (S.) Soto at (760) 922-6111 ext. 2223 or spenley@cityofblythe.ca.gov

Non-emergency calls into BPD can be made to (760) 922-6111; or visit Blythe police headquarters at: 240 N. Spring St.

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