For five days after Baltimore’s mayor declared a state of emergency related to the coronavirus, the city didn’t record a single homicide. It seemed possible that concern over the pandemic might suppress the city’s longstanding plague of gun violence. The reprieve was short-lived. Since March 23,
Fair Haven, the generator of one of the highest volumes of calls for police service in the city, had a “great week” crime-wise and quality-of-life-wise, as requests for service were significantly down over the last reporting period.
Disrupting a Zoom meeting could lead to “law enforcement knocking at your door.”
LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Lafayette Police arrested two juveniles and an 18-year-old male in connection with an alleged hate crime incident that occurred before dawn Tuesday. According to Police Corporal Bridgette Dugas, two male victims were in the parking lot of a local apartment complex when they were approached by three individuals. Following an argument, Dugas [
Seth Reynolds has already spent 300 nights in jail for defying a Boone County, Missouri, judge's order to remove a shed and fence the judge found to be in violation of local zoning laws. Reynolds has asked that he be allowed to serve home detention instead of nights in jail, citing a fear of catching or spreading the coronavirus in jail. Boone County attorney C.J. Dykhouse responded by asking that the judge jail Reynolds 24/7 until Reynolds removes the shed and fence.
Crime that occurs on the street is sharply down, but the threat of indoor crimes, including child abuse and domestic violence could be on the rise.