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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Police Round-Up: Burglary Investigation Continues, Phantom Gun Shots (pt. 2)

Here's the news out of the Fort Thomas Police Department from this past week:

Daytime Burglaries

While there have been no new cases of daytime burglary or vandalism over the past week, the FTPD continues its investigation of this crime trend that has swept across all of Northern Kentucky this summer.

"We are working on a leads here and there," said FTPD Lt. Rich Whitford. "The burglaries are still our primary focus."

Lt. Whitford reminds residents to be diligent about locking their property and to report suspicious activity.

Phantom Gun Shots

Reports of a suspected shooting on Midway Court on Tuesday morning brought police officers to the scene to investigate, but they ultimately found no evidence of a shooter or gun activity.

"This is an example of a concerned resident reacting to what could have been anything sounding like a gun shot, such as a car backfire," said Whitford.

False alarms like this are not uncommon, Whitford explained. Gun runs are a regular occurrence for FTPD patrol officers, but often result in situations like Tuesday morning.

1 comment:

  1. Not to be argumentatitve, but as information: Modern cars with electronic engine management systems and fuel injection systems very rarely experience any backfire conditions. Backfire incident rates for vehs from the 80's and earlier, especially those with carburators, was exponentially higher than 90's and later models.