Cincinnati police ask residents of College Hill, District 5 to help combat uptick in some crimes

CINCINNATI - In an effort to reduce a recent uptick in burglaries in parts of College Hill, local police are reaching out to the residents of the community to help them be more proactive in deterring crime.

During the month of June there was an increase in burglary in several parts of the neighborhood, namely in the area of Savannah and Meis avenues, the Cincinnati Police Department reported Friday.

District 5 Capt. Paul Neudigate said most of those crimes took place during the day, between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. The most prominent day of the week for offenses was Monday.

Access to most of the residences was gained through either a rear door or window, Neudigate said.

"Please help inform your community partners in College Hill of this current crime problem," he wrote in a release. "District 5 is committed to reducing crime and disorder in College Hill and has many resources and materials to help residents and property owners reduce their chances of victimization."

Cincinnati police also reported Friday that there's been an increase in auto thefts throughout District 5 in 2014. Police say in 60 percent of these offenses, the owner/operator left the keys in the vehicle, making it not only easier to steal but also more of a target.

District 5 police serve the communities of Clifton Heights-University Heights-Fairview (CUF), Camp Washington, Clifton, Northside, Winton Hills, Winton Place, College Hill and Mount Airy. The area also includes a large portion of the University of Cincinnati's the main campus. 

If you would like further information or assistance, please contact the District 5 Neighborhood Liaison Unit at (513) 569-8500.

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