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Wyoming Police Dept Offers Winter Safety Tips

Wyoming Police Dept Offers Winter Safety Tips

 

 

Wyoming Police Department Safety Tips

Did your holiday haul include some high ticket gifts? Wyoming Police Officer Jason Caster has provided tips to keep you and your home safe this Winter:

• Turn as many outside lights and motion lights as possible and leave them on during dark hours. Keep an interior light on low throughout the night.

• Doors and locks including garage service doors, rear sliders, screen doors and dead bolts should always be locked, even when you are home.

• Do not put big screen TV boxes or other high-end item boxes out with the trash so that they are visible to everyone who drives by.

Suspects involved in armed robbery of pizza deliveryman arraigned

Suspects involved in armed robbery of pizza deliveryman arraigned

FROM WYOMING POLICE DEPARTMENT

Two suspects were arraigned in the Wyoming 62A District Court this morning in connection with the armed robbery of a pizza deliveryman which occurred on March 5, 2012.

PAUL GARCIA, 18 years, from Wyoming was arraigned on three charges:
COUNT 1: Armed Robbery (Felony - Life or any term)
COUNT 2: Conspiracy to Robbery (Felony - Life or any term)
COUNT 3: Carjacking (Felony - Life or any term)
HABITUAL OFFENDER
BOND: $150,000 cash/surety

SUSPECT #2: 16-year old male from Wyoming was waived to adult court and arraigned on the same three charges: Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Robbery and Carjacking. The identity of the juvenile suspect will not be released. He is also being held at the Kent County Jail on $150,000 cash/surety bond.

Wyoming Police Department Offers Citizen Academy Program

Wyoming Police Department Offers Citizen Academy Program

WYOMING, Mich., - The Wyoming Police Department will be offering a Citizens Academy Program to enhance citizen awareness and understanding of the role of law enforcement in the community. This program is designed for persons of all backgrounds and occupations, and is patterned after successful programs in other parts of the country.

Holiday Season Safety Tips from the Wyoming Police Department

Holiday Season Safety Tips from the Wyoming Police Department

Wyoming, Mich., Dec. 15, 2011 - Around the holidays the Wyoming Police Department tends to see an increase in home and car burglaries. Police Chief James Carmody said that homes are most vulnerable to burglaries between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Carmody also noted that this year home invasions when families are at home and sleeping are occurring at a greater rate than is typical.

To decrease your chances of becoming a target this holiday season, the Wyoming Police Department has put together the following suggested safety tips for holiday shoppers and travelers.

1. Turn many lights on. Outside lights and motion lights should be left on during dark hours, along with an interior light being on low throughout the night.

2. All doors should always be locked, even when you are home.  This includes garage doors, rear sliders, screen doors, deadbolts, etc….

Holiday Season Safety Tips from the Wyoming Police Department

Holiday Season Safety Tips from the Wyoming Police Department

Wyoming, Mich., Dec. 15, 2011 - Around the holidays the Wyoming Police Department tends to see an increase in home and car burglaries. Police Chief James Carmody said that homes are most vulnerable to burglaries between the hours of 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Carmody also noted that this year home invasions when families are at home and sleeping are occurring at a greater rate than is typical.

To decrease your chances of becoming a target this holiday season, the Wyoming Police Department has put together the following suggested safety tips for holiday shoppers and travelers.

1. Turn many lights on. Outside lights and motion lights should be left on during dark hours, along with an interior light being on low throughout the night.

2. All doors should always be locked, even when you are home.  This includes garage doors, rear sliders, screen doors, deadbolts, etc….

Wyoming Police Department Launches Internet Safety Initiative

Wyoming Police Department Launches Internet Safety Initiative

Wyoming, Mich., September 1, 2011 –The Wyoming Police Department’s Community Service Unit is distributing 500 copies of ComputerCOP Parental Internet Monitoring Software free to parents as part of its community outreach initiative to help parents protect their children from internet predators and cyber bullies. Parents receiving the software will also be enrolled in a supplemental internet safety class.

The Community Service Unit will kick off their efforts with a special, free event on Friday, September 9 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Godwin Heights, just prior to the Godwin Heights v. Godfrey Lee football game. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and punch will be provided to attendees as well as a variety of resources, and Superintendent Bill Fetterhoff has waived admission to that night’s game.

Wyoming police chief reports violent crime is down

Wyoming police chief reports violent crime is down

Wyoming Chief of Police James E. Carmody reported to the City Council last week that overall crime levels in Wyoming have fallen over the last year, and he and his department anticipate the trend will continue over the next year.

Carmody reported a 25 percent reduction in violent crime, which includes murder, sexual misconduct, robbery, and aggravated assault. The reduction occurred despite budget cuts and the elimination of positions within the police department, he said.

Carmody told the council that the Police Department will be hiring four new officers, and has set in place several goals to establish effective policing techniques. Carmody said he hopes to increase the number of reported crimes by getting civilians to come forward, and will place a special focus on those who fear to report crimes because of immigration issues.