By Matthew O. Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Crime on the rise


Last updated 5/12/2022 at 9:27am

AIRWAY HEIGHTS—A city’s rapid growth rate often translates to increased criminal activity. Such is the case in Airway Heights and that has law enforcement seeking creative ways to keep a handle on things.

Police Chief Brad Richmond said that his department is short-staffed and has learned to “do more with less” as crime numbers rise.

“Last year, we had over 17,000 calls for service, which is an all-time high,” Richmond said. “This year, we are already on pace for 20,000 – 21,000 calls.”

The major crimes investigations team is under added pressure, too, the chief said, wh...

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