- Less crime reported than last year
Thornton has experienced less crime during the 2010-11 fiscal
year than it did the previous year, according to figures from San
Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputy Victor Rodriguez.
Rodriguez, a Community Car deputy for Thornton, reported at
Wednesday’s Thornton Municipal Advisory Council meeting that there
were 299 reports for service in the 2009-10 fiscal year, compared
to the 241 reported during the fiscal year that ended June 30.
The greatest number of calls were for disturbing the peace (83
during the 2010-11 fiscal year) and suspicious persons (48).
There were 16 calls for assault and battery during 2010-11, 19
for theft and five for shots fired.
During July of this year, there were 22 calls listed by the
Sheriff’s office as “significant.” Nine were for disturbing the
peace, five for suspicious persons, three for miscellaneous
criminal, two for assault and battery and one each for garbage
dumping, property damage and shots fired.
Rodriguez told the MAC that deputies want people to “call, call,
call” when they see any suspicious activity.
“We want to commend you for all the hard work you have done,”
MAC vice chairwoman Kristine Honer told Rodriguez.
The Thornton MAC meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each
month at the Community Center at New Hope School, 26675 N.
Sacramento Blvd., Thornton.
— Ross Farrow
Posted: Thursday, August 4, 2011 12:00 am
Safer conditions for children heading to and from New Hope
School, maintaining the lower crime rate seen since the Sheriff’s
Community Car program was established and providing job skills are
among the priorities of the three newest members of the Thornton
Municipal Advisory Council.
“We’d like to get some speed control on the road in front of the
school — signs, flashing lights, whatever we can get,” said new MAC
member Rae Simas. “Sometimes we get some pretty fast drivers going
past the school.”
Thursday, August 4, 2011 12:00 am.