Middletown Police Had 930 Calls For Service In December, 66 Traffic Accidents

As many of you are aware some police agencies have chosen to encrypt radio traffic. Some of these same agencies are slow in reporting incidents to the public. Many times they do not report incidents to the public at all.

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Below is the monthly crime report that the Middletown Police Department presented to the city council in January.

Police Report: Chief Bill Texter
The MPD responded to approximately 930 calls for service for the month of December 2023.

  • 1st District: 12/2/23 – N. Cass St. – burglary
    12/19/23 – N. Cass St. – burglary
  • 2nd District: Boxwood Rd. – firearm theft
    12/18/23 – Ashley Plaza – robbery (Two new officers on patrol observed the incident and arrested three male subjects.)
  • 3rd District: 12/16-26/23 – Westown Shopping Center construction site burglary.
    12/28/23 – Spring Arbor – burglary
  • 4th District: Nothing significant to report.
  • Dispositions: 76 traffic summonses; 50 criminal arrests; 48 warnings; 235 reports written; 170 FSR.
  • Calls for Service per District: District 1 – 106; District 2 – 88; District 3 – 51; District 4 – 54
  • Support Services: The MPD partnered with Walmart for “Shop with a Cop” to provide Christmas for 17 youth from the MOT area; Visited St. Anne’s School; assisted “Our Daily Bread” with serving 185 meals to the community;
  • TAC Report: Merrimac to Bunker Hill Road (high speed 63 MPH) 1,065 minutes; Green Street (high speed 33 MPH)1,140 minutes;
  • Traffic Accidents: 66 investigated (mostly along Rt. 299). Primary cause was driver inattention and following too close.

While this information is over a month old we are reporting it to keep the public informed as best we can.