HPD

Overall crime in the city of Henderson is down as the Henderson Police Department released its June report Tuesday. 

Topping the reports were assaults  with 21 reported and thefts with 35 reported. There were 34 assaults and thefts each reported in May. Criminal mischief saw a slight increase with 12 counts reported in June, up two from May. There were seven counts of criminal trespass, down significantly from 10 reported in May. 

Burglaries remained relatively low last month with nine counts of burglary of vehicles, two counts of burglary of a building and five counts of burglary of a habitation. 

HPD reported around the same as May numbers of drug related reports in June. There were nine counts of possession of marijuana, which were the same in May. HPD also reported three counts of possession of  drug paraphernalia and six possession of controlled substance in June. 

As far as traffic goes, officers issued 145 citations, up from 119 given in May. There were 375 written warnings issued last month. HPD responded to 28 accidents in June, down from 29 in May. 

Officers received 967 calls for service, with 866 calls being dispatched and 101 being officer initiated. HPD made 47 arrests in June, down from 52 in May. 

The Henderson Animal Center took in a total of 155 animals last month, down from 220 sheltered in May. There were 33 animals taken in from the city and 85 from the county. Animal control reported 37 pick-ups in June.

According to the report, 126 animals were adopted. Thirteen animals were reclaimed and 15 animals were euthanized. Animal control officer issued 72 warnings, five citations and received more than 530 calls last month. Crime statistics, according to reports produced each dat by the HPD and printed in The Henderson News in June, include the following: 

• 35 counts of theft; 

• 21 counts of assault (Class A & C)

• 12 counts of criminal mischief; 

• Nine counts of burglary of building;  

• Eight counts of harassment, possession of marijuana; 

• Seven counts of criminal trespass; 

• Six counts of credit/debit card abuse, possession of a controlled substance; 

• Five counts of burglary of a habitation; 

• Three counts of driving while intoxicated, forgery, possession of drug paraphernalia, theft of firearm, unauthorized use of motor vehicle;  

• Two counts of burglary of building, duty upon striking unattended vehicle, failure to stop and give information, reckless driver, and

• One count of animal cruelty, burglary of point operated machine, driving while license invalid, evading with vehicle, failure to comply, illegal dumping, interference with child custody, possession of alcoholic beverage in vehicle, possession of child pornography,  resist arrest, search or transport, sexual abuse of child, tamper with witness, unlawful restraint, violation of protective order.

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