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Report: Roswell Police arrest 350 in September


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Roswell Police made a total of 350 arrests in September, slightly less than the 389 made in August, according to a monthly crime report.

The report released in October also states that the number of arrests from Jan. 1 through Sept. 30 this year is 3,580, a steep drop made from the 4,054 that were made at the same point last year.

In all, there were 172 crimes against people reported in September. Reports of crimes against people include both violent and nonviolent offenses — such as forgery.

Other crimes against persons included four reports of sexual criminal penetration, three instances of sexual penetration against a minor and three more of sexual contact with a minor, the report states.

There were four reported instances of child abuse, eight assaults and two robberies in September. No homicides were reported in the month of September, the numbers state.

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Roswell Police received 265 reports of property crime in September, which included 33 burglaries, 126 larcenies, 11 motor vehicle thefts, 45 reported criminal damages and four instances of graffiti.

A total of 46 other property crimes were reported: 28 cases of fraud, five embezzlements, five shootings at unoccupied dwellings or vehicles, six instances of identity theft and two instances of possession or recovery of stolen property.

In September, police did not document any fatal accidents, but 27 that led to injuries and 90 that resulted in only property damage, the report indicates. So far this year, there have been two fatal accidents, 200 with injuries and 889 that resulted in only property damage.

Police issued 433 traffic citations in September. In the same period, officers answered 3,474 calls for service.

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

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