Monday, October 04, 2010

Flasher Strikes At Greece Ridge Mall

  
Public lewdness: A man wearing no clothing below the waist called a victim over to his vehicle in the parking lot of the Mall at Greece Ridge on Sept. 25. The victim fled. The man is described as being white, in his mid-40s and driving a silver SUV.

SCATS ~~ I'm mystified about why this incident received no attention at the time it happened.  Compare it to when the other incidents in the area happened in early Sept. when school started - they were widely reported. It looks like Greece Police are back to putting a lid on what gets talked about in the community. Their own website's Police Reports section is out-of-date with the most recent report from the week of  09-13-2010 thru 09-19-2010.
  

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Scats is mystified? Just remember, the more things change, the more they remain the same.

Anonymous said...

There are 900 police departments already on board with this initiative: http://www.crimereports.com/

To my knowledge, Greece Police is not one of them. It should be.

SCATS said...

To 2:38PM ~~ I agree 100%! In the interests of building trust, remaining "open" & transparent, I encourage Chief Todd to get us onboard with this ASAP. Failure to do so might appear that we are returning to our ways of the past. Signs already point in that direction.

Anonymous said...

Do you really expect police departments to issue a press release on every crime that happens or every incident that is responded to? If Greece PD did this, it would take a whole section of the newspaper. Extrapolate that and imagine if RPD did that. What you're asking for is not logical or feasible, for GPD, let alone the D and C.

SCATS said...

To 1PM ~~ It would be hard to go more overboard than you did! Who asked for a press release? In these days of the internet, it wouldn't be that hard to provide their crime log to the community online in the same way as they currently make the hard copy available to the press.

Anonymous said...

to 1 PM...Visit crimereports.org and try
justifying why GPD would not use
such an impactful resource (or at least
something akin to it). Credible Police Departments
across the country have been utilizing
geographic information systems for
years to plot and report crime
frequency,type, and location.

Anonymous said...

To 1:00 pm. It would take no space on the internet for the police to disclose this information. Our new police chief says there will be more public disclosure of crime around town. Promises broken so early in the game. Dysfunction.

SCATS said...

To 3:52PM ~~ I agree. The ugly head of more dysfunction is already rearing itself unter Baxter's leadership. It's a shame!

Anonymous said...

There are around 15,000 police departments of various nature in the country. So if around 900 are using this crime reports program, that's around 7% of departments nationwide. Not really a high amount. Even then, do you know how many citizens utilize this program? Either way, high or low, it would be interesting to know.

And I mean, what else do you expect GPD to disclose? Nearly all violent crime in this town has been reported this year and has not been hidden. From the several murders, to robberies, to the burglaries that have occurred, there has been a lot of press about crime in Greece this year.

SCATS said...

To 8:37PM ~~ Violent crime was reported under Rahn too - white-washed into oblivion. Baxter is already doing double-speak by stating there have been "three homicide incidents" instead of being more direct and stating there have been 5 homicides. I think the number of bodies matters, don't you?

Anonymous said...

Well I certainly think it matters, but I think you're looking too far into it. It was 3 homicide incidents, with 5 total deaths. If you were to map it out, there would be three points, but the Holyoke one would have a notation it was a multiple death incident.

Honestly though, I don't think he's trying to hide it. I mean there's been dozens of news stories since March about the triple homicide, from the D+C to the tv outlets. I think at this point, it's well known enough around the area it happened. I think the chief is smart enough to know this that he is not trying to "cover it up."

Anonymous said...

"Nearly all violent crime in this town has been reported this year and has not been hidden."

Nearly all???? This year?? What haven't we been told???

SCATS said...

To 12:47AM ~~ Yes, dozens of stories about the triple homicide and absolutely NONE about the body found in the parking lot. This morning's D&C gives a town by town tally of the number of MVAs involving deer. Can you guess which two towns out of 25 listed have no statistics to share?