Cheney crime drops almost 30 percent

Seasonal factors, incident resolutions lead to first summer lull in 4-5 years


Halfway through 2013 the Cheney Police Department is seeing something they haven’t witnessed in a few years – a summer time lull in crime.

Through June, overall crime reports in the city had dropped 28.8 percent compared to the same time in 2012, with all 11 areas of reportable offenses showing decreases. Police Cmdr. Rick Campbell said it was something they hadn’t seen in 4-5 years, and attributed it to a couple of factors, the first being fewer people in town due to vacations and extended weekend trips – fewer people to commit crimes and fewer to report them.

While he hoped he was...

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