BPD monthly incident and activity reports for September-October: Alarm category sees 560% increase

The Blythe Police Department (BPD) incident and activity reports for the months of September and October 2021 showed increases in the categories of commercial burglaries (1 to 2, respectively); grand theft (1 to 2); battery (7 to 9); traffic collision – hit and run (5 to 7); residential burglaries (3 to 7); traffic collision – injury (1 to 8); petty theft (10 to 21); and alarm (5 to 33).

BPD’s submitted monthly domestic violence incident report numbers totaled 102 in 2020; so far, in 2021, BPD’s reported domestic violence incidents total 68.

Notably, the category of alarm saw a 560% increase (5 to 33).

Decreases were reported in the categories of trespassing (2 to 1, respectively); shopliftings (6 to 5); traffic collision – non-injury (13 to 10); and vandalisms (18 to 14).

Seven categories stayed the same – four of which are reported as zero – in prowlers (0), vehicle burglaries (0), driving under the influence (0), AVA vehicles towed (0), vehicle red tags (street [3]), public intoxications (4), and abandoned vehicle abatement (6).

The most reported category for the month of October 2021 was alarm (33), followed by petty theft (21) and and vandalisms (14).

Documented police reports saw a 41-incident increase (from 146 to 187), with the total number of incidents reported by BPD for the month of October 2021 also seeing a 78-incident increase (from 1,406 in September to 1,484).

(Note: The September and October 2021 BPD incident and activity numbers do not include those of the Blythe area station California Highway Patrol [CHP]; the Colorado River Station – Riverside County Sheriff’s Department; or U.S. Border Patrol.)

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