Grand theft reports in Alhambra hit a 2014 high in October with 31 reports, compared to 26 in September, 19 in August, and 29 in July. March saw the second-highest number of grand theft reports, with 30 incidents. Check out the maps below to find out where reported crimes occurred in September and October in Alhambra.
Grand theft is committed when the stolen money or property is valued at more than $950, is a firearm or an automobile, or when it is stolen from somebody's person, according to the California Penal Code.
Despite the increase in grand thefts, automobile burglary reports decreased in October in Alhambra, coming down to 17 after hitting a 2014 high of 30 in August and 25 in September.
Six auto burglaries were reported between Nov. 1 and Nov. 6, the Alhambra Police Department posted Thursday on Facebook. The suspect or suspects broke a car window or pried the door lock in five of the incidents. Police do not know how the suspect in the sixth incident entered the vehicle, Alhambra PD said.
The burglaries occurred between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m., according to Alhambra PD. The vehicles were parked in or on a variety of locations, including alleys, church and restaurant parking lots, driveways, and residential streets.
"Remember, if you observe any suspicious subjects in your area contact the police. Also, secure your vehicle and do not leave your property in plain view," Alhambra PD wrote on Facebook.
For a full breakdown of reported crimes in 2014, check out this chart:
The data used in our crime-mapping system comes from Alhambra PD's weekly phone call logs. We have sorted through the information to include only those calls that resulted in either a booking (BKG), citation (CITE), or report (RPT) to provide the most accurate statistics.
If you witness or are a victim of a crime, you can file a report through the Alhambra Police Department Citizen Online Reporting system or by calling 626-300-1529. For general information or to report a non-emergency situation call 626-570-5151.
El mapa refleja los delitos denunciados y los accidentes de tránsito, según datos del Departamento de Policía de Alhambra. Si usted es testigo de un delito, puede denunciarlo a través del sistema de denuncia por internet para ciudadanos del Departamento de Policía de Alhambra (Police Department Citizen Online Reporting system) o llamando al 626-300-1529. Para obtener información general o dar parte de una situación que no es una emergencia puede llamar al 626-570-5151.