The City of Henderson’s overall crime rates fell slightly for the month of April with no dramatic increases in any specific areas. 

Henderson Police Department received 722 calls for service, a slight decrease from last month’s 789. Of these calls, 682 were dispatched calls and 40 were officer initiated. Arrests within the city rested at a total of 30. 

In traffic-related incidents, officers issued 26 citations, a dramatic decrease from March’s total of 52. COVID-19 regulations and social distancing guidelines contributed to the decrease with HPD officials recommending that officers have as little contact as possible with other residents. There were 17 written warnings issued, another tremendous reduction compared to last month’s 113. 

HPD responded to 18 accidents with no obvious connection apart from the standard spacial unawareness observed with most accidents. HPD officials continue to urge residents to be cautious of your surroundings especially in parking lots and near intersections. 

Assault and aggravated assault cases decreased substantially for the month with assaults standing at 29, with assault by threat at 5 counts. 

Burglaries dropped from 30 in February to a cumulative 15 in March. Of the 15, four were burglaries of a habitation, six were burglaries of a building and five were burglaries of a vehicle. 

Reports of theft decreased substantially with a total of 15 compared to last month’s 22. 

The Henderson Animal Protection officer picked up a total of two animals, both of which were dogs. The officer received 24 calls for service, issued 15 warnings, and no citations. 

Crime statistics, according to reports produced each day by the HPD and printed in The Henderson News in March, included the following:

• 29 counts of assault;

• 18 counts of theft;

• 14 counts of criminal mischief;

• 11 counts of burglary, to include five counts of burglary of a building, three counts of burglary of a vehicle, and three counts of burglary of a habitation;

• Seven counts of possession of drug paraphernalia;

• Six counts of credit card abuse and criminal trespass;

• Three counts of possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated, forgery, harassment, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and interference with an emergency telephone call;

• Two counts of resisting arrest, search, or transport, disorderly conduct-abusive language, and failure to stop and give information; and

• One count of murder, sexual assault, injury to a child, evading arrest or detention, robbery, theft of a firearm, organized retail theft, mail theft, theft of service, and reckless damage. 

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