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Residential burglaries rise in November after a decrease last month

A residential burglary on Wednesday, which led to a vehicle and foot pursuit near Valley Boulevard and the 710 Freeway, was part of a recent uptick in home breakins. In the first half of November there were as many residential burglaries as the entire month of October, according to Alhambra Police Department data.

Officer Sharon Williams wrote in her monthly neighborhood watch newsletter that overall residential burglaries, and serious crimes overall, had been down in October. Of the breakins that occurred, she reported that "Most residences involved a multi-family residential complex (apartments and/or duplex.)  All occurred during daytime hours and the most common method of entry was………..an open window!

Reports of residential burglaries in Alhambra October 1 – November 14, 2011:

Twenty-one residential burglaries were reported between October 1 and November 17 in Alhambra, according to Alhambra Police Department data.

Most burglaries took place between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., with more than 75 percent on weekdays.

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