A Disturbing Trend

Newly installed Sheriff Shannan Moon will have her hands full, if the trend toward local criminality continues. It will also be worth watching how the state’s effort to empty jails and prisons will affect the numbers.

Nevada County’s police blotter, just from this past week: Three alleged assaults, fifteen cases of theft/burglary, six cases of vandalism, and a smattering of threats, people occupying houses illegally, vehicle rustling, psychotic and drug-related behavior and a shooter on the loose. For an area and population the size of our little corner of California, not too encouraging.

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2 Responses to A Disturbing Trend

  1. Chris Peterson says:

    I’m pretty sure I don’t want to support a law that puts away for life someone that steals a bike or a bottle of shampoo, the majority of which are disproportionally black, mentally ill, and statistically least likely to commit additional crimes. Let alone that it releases only about 4K non-violent citizens into a CA population of 40 million. Judging from your police blotter stats, life would continue as normal, even if all 4K of them settled in Nevada County.

    And let us not forget that many of us were non-violent criminals for a good part of the 70’s and 80’s. Gawd forbid that every citizen found the need to confess all his present and past crimes. I’m thinking that the 4K and 40 million stats would be reversed.

  2. rl crabb says:

    I don’t recall most of the “criminals” we may have associated with being violent offenders. Some of the recent drug heists have involved torture and murder. What can you expect when cannabis farmers. are forced to do all their business in cash?

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