Thefts up in Albemarle

The good news in the first-quarter crime stats from Albemarle County is that there were fewer violent crimes such as murders, assaults and rapes so far in 2006 compared to 2005. The bad news? This year has so far seen a substantial increase in other types of crime.
    As shown here, instances of larceny increased by nearly 20 percent to a total of 398 in the first quarter of 2006, and the numbers of burglaries and stolen motor vehicles rose a whopping 50 percent each. Albemarle Police Lieutenant John Teixeira says the numbers “are pretty much in line with what’s going on across the Commonwealth.” Contributing to the numbers, according to Teixeira, was a string of thefts from local construction sites. He says the suspected thieves were arrested and most of the property was returned.

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