Perrysburg Twp. police tracking crime trends online - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Perrysburg Twp. police tracking crime trends online

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Perrysburg Township Police Department is tracking crime trends and criminal behavior like never before, even posting crime statistics online. One type of crime has recently kept police busy.

Police just formed a new criminal interdiction unit that they believe will make a big impact on crime.

"When we start seeing trends in our various stats, we'll be able to have a group that's gonna be able to come together and devise a plan," explained Mike Gilmore, deputy chief of Perrysburg Township police.

Police recently started publishing crime stats online. In August, the biggest problem was prescription pills. Police seized nearly $25,000 worth during traffic stops. According to police, criminals are transporting the drugs up and down Interstate 75.

"Oxycontin. There's all kinds of different pills that we're seeing," said Gilmore.
     
Detailed crime stats will be posted every month in order to give people a sense of what type of crimes are happening the most.

"My husband is overseas, so I'm here alone. I find it informative to know what's going on in the neighborhood," said Yvonne Juhasz, a township resident.

This new crime unit will track criminal behavior based on crime statistics in order to keep a step ahead.

"Our goal is to keep that criminal element from coming into the township. That's our goal. And if they come this way, we're going to catch them," said Gilmore.

Mobile users, click on the"Video" button in the app to watch this story. Download our app here. 

Copyright 2013 Toledo News Now. All rights reserved.
  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Toledo parks offer free summer activities for kids

    Toledo parks offer free summer activities for kids

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:17:40 GMT
    If you are looking for a way to get the kids outside this summer, Toledo has you covered. There are a number of Toledo city parks offering activities all for free. Starting Monday June 25 and lasting through August 10, seven city parks will offer activities like kickball, arts and crafts, painting and softball. The events are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Not to mention, free lunch. The program is for children ages six through 15. ...More >>
    If you are looking for a way to get the kids outside this summer, Toledo has you covered. There are a number of Toledo city parks offering activities all for free. Starting Monday June 25 and lasting through August 10, seven city parks will offer activities like kickball, arts and crafts, painting and softball. The events are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Not to mention, free lunch. The program is for children ages six through 15. ...More >>
  • Families in WIC program are eligible farmer market coupons

    Families in WIC program are eligible farmer market coupons

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:17:19 GMT
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)
    (Source: WTOL)(Source: WTOL)

    It's a one-time benefit to buy fresh fruits, veggies and herbs from authorized farmers until October 31.

    More >>

    It's a one-time benefit to buy fresh fruits, veggies and herbs from authorized farmers until October 31.

    More >>
  • Ohio crime lab offers drones to aid in school safety

    Ohio crime lab offers drones to aid in school safety

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 5:09 PM EDT2018-06-20 21:09:12 GMT
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)
    (Source: Raycom)(Source: Raycom)
    Ohio's Bureau of Criminal Investigation has offered up its drones to take aerial pictures of schools. Those pictures could then help police if they had to respond to an active shooter or other emergency. Attorney General Mike DeWine said that mandated school safety plans are required to include floor plans, and aerial pictures are an optional supplement. The BCI said that the pictures would be free and accessed through a law enforcement database. Copy...More >>
    Ohio's Bureau of Criminal Investigation has offered up its drones to take aerial pictures of schools. Those pictures could then help police if they had to respond to an active shooter or other emergency. Attorney General Mike DeWine said that mandated school safety plans are required to include floor plans, and aerial pictures are an optional supplement. The BCI said that the pictures would be free and accessed through a law enforcement database. Copy...More >>
Powered by Frankly