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Report: RPD made 389 arrests in August

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A total of 389 people were arrested by Roswell police officers in August, a small uptick from the 372 arrested a month earlier.

Detailed information released by the Roswell Police Department shows that through August, 3,230 people had been arrested, a reduction from 3,628 arrests at the same point last year.

Police received 200 reports of crimes against persons in August. This included three cases of criminal sexual penetration; five reported instances of sexual penetration of a minor and five more of sexual contact with a minor.

The report also included one reported robbery for August, 22 assaults and four cases of child abuse. Other crimes against persons — charges that include kidnapping, weapons violations, charges and criminal trespass — made up the remaining 160 cases.

So far in 2019, there have been 1,568 reports of crimes against persons received by the department.

Roswell Police received 254 reports of property crimes in August, which included 32 burglaries, 111 larcenies, 8 motor vehicle thefts, 52 criminal damage reports, three reports of graffiti and 48 other crimes against property, which include embezzlement, forgery, shooting at an unoccupied dwelling or vehicle, and fraud or identity theft, according to the report.

The number of property crimes in 2019, through August, stood at 1,915.

Police in August dealt with 15 cases of driving while intoxicated, bringing the number of such cases to 95 for the year so far.

In August, police reported 114 vehicle accidents, of which 24 resulted in injuries and 90 in property damage but no injuries. There were no accidents with fatalities in August, according to the report. This year there have been 974 accidents reported to Roswell Police, of which two resulted in fatalities, 173 in injuries and 799 in only property damage.

Police also issued 474 traffic citations in August, according to the report.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.