Crime in the Neighborhood

Last night at about 3 a.m. I heard kids hanging out in my driveway.  Once in awhile, they would run across my yard, and they were smoking and talking.  Other than the f-word, my daughter heard one of them say “when I was arrested…”  I didn’t feel like I was in any danger, but I figured they were up to no good, so I called the police.  The dispatcher said it was a good thing I called:  Five of their friends had already been picked up.

 The Erie police did good work:  within 2 minutes a police car was on our street, and they must have caught the three kids.  This article appeared on the GoErie.com website today:

Erie police arrest 8 juveniles for overnight thefts from cars
Police said group was working together in upper east side thefts
Published: September 19. 2007 6:00AM

Erie police arrested eight juveniles overnight for stealing from cars parked on several blocks of the city’s upper east side.Police said that the group — six males and two females ranging in age from 14-18 years old — were working together to steal from cars parked between 33rd and 36th Streets around Zimmerman Road on the 1600, 1700 and 1800 blocks. The group was arrested at about 2:55 a.m.Some of the juveniles lived in Erie and others were from outside the city, coming from Fairview, Lawrence Park and Greene Township, police said.

Police said they did not yet know how many cars were broken in to or how much was stolen.

— Cody Switzer

We checked the cars today and thankfully, nothing appears to be missing. 

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One thought on “Crime in the Neighborhood

  1. The Times reported today that one of the perps was 18, so he’s being dealt with as an adult and his name appeared in the paper. The other seven were juvies.

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