I suppose it was tempting fate to write a post like last week's, where I noted the decrease in C-port's already low crime rates. It would figure there would be a rash of incidents to follow, and they did:
Two men stabbed in dispute over beer near Granite Street.
A woman assaulted, who thankfully managed to escape, on Pleasant Street.
A man breaks into a Fairmont Street home, threatening to kill or shoot the female inhabitant.
All harrowing incidents, for sure, and hopefully CPD makes real progress finding and arresting the assailants.
This rash of incidents doesn't reverse the trends noted in the CPD report discussed last week. But one violent crime is too many, and anecdotal evidence is waaaaaay more colorful and convincing than statistical evidence in instilling uneasyness in the neighborhood. As the weather warms up and crime starts to be more prevelent, please take care (and remind your neighbors) to be vigilent against property crime and to be aware of their surroundings at all times. Let's keep C-port safe!