Not the local soccer team- which my buddies Craig and Jason dubbed when they were little. This post is about the navy blue clad Fort Thomas Police and their trials and tribulations from the mean streets of the Fort as detailed by Chief Daly at the latest council meeting.
First and foremost a warning: please start locking your car and house.
I know we never really worried about that when I was growing up but it's a fact that we live in a different time. It's a sad notion, but the amount of communities in which a locked door is a necessity are shrinking. We are not immune.
Saying that, there have been continued break ins around the city. Small items that can easily be carried are generally the merchandise of choice, but in every instance in which something was taken, the resident had reported that breaking and entering the house did not enter the equation. Every door was left unlocked.
Chief Daly cited the Linden/Carolina/Tremont area being a high volume area of robberies as well as some occurrences on the north side of town on Covert Run, Riverside, Sunset and off Rossford.
A robbery that occurred on Linden was stopped when the resident walked in on the assailant as he was rummaging through the refrigerator. He was described as a juvenile.
They are following leads in and around the area.
The chief also detailed an event in which a citizen helped nab a criminal on the run. A criminal who was being stopped by Fort Thomas Police decided to try and outrun the officer near Pentland and Highland Ave, heading toward Ruth Moyer. The officers were chasing behind when a Fort Thomas resident cut in front of him and boxed him in with his truck. Other citizens helped detain him until he could be brought into custody.
What a city.
The police are going to recognize this citizen formally, so I'll leave his identity anonymous until he's recognized.