Crime Alerts

Datesort ascending Location Description
Tue, 04/10/2012 See Attached Map What is it about springtime that brings out this kind of behavior? We have been tracking the incidence of thefts from vehicles over the last month in the Garfield Park area. We have noted that there have been fifteen (15) thefts from vehicles in March. This is a huge increase since February when there were only four (4) reported thefts from vehicles. GPNA is seeing thefts from vehicles all over, but the majority of these thefts are from cars parked on streets south of Burton between Eastern and Division. BE ALERT, BE AWARE AND LOCK IT UP!!!
Thu, 01/05/2012 400 block of Alger GPNA has been alerted that a garage was burglarized on the 400 block of Alger SE on Thursday, January 5, 2011. If you saw or heard anything suspicious please contact GPNA at 241-2443 and ask for Fran. It is important to report suspicious activity or a possible suspect too. Remember: 911 - GRPD crime in progress or about to occur 456-3400 - GRPD non emergencies 241-2443 - Garfield Neighborhood Associations
Wed, 09/28/2011 300 Block of Griggs A tall black man, 40-45 years old, with a red shopping cart is walking the neighborhood, entering back yards and stealing metal products. Please call the police immediately if you see this individual (456-3400). Even though he was seen in the vicinity of 300 Griggs, he may move to other areas of GPNA. Please be alert. Bloque 300 de Griggs SE—Un hombre afroamericano, entre los 40-45 años de edad, anda merodeando los alrededores de las casas y los patios en un carrito de supermercado color rojo. El propósito es de robar todo metal que encuentre en el área. Favor de inmediatamente llamar a la Policía de Grand Rapids al 456-3400 y notificarlo. Este al tanto.
Tue, 03/08/2011 South West side of GPNA Following a rash of violent crimes mainly on the South West side of GPNA area, an arrest has been made. The 16 year old suspect attempted to rob the same victim a second time, only two weekes after the first successful robbery. The victim was prepared the second time and contact 911 resulting in an arrest. Interestingly enough the suspect was apprehended because he left a trail of foot prints from the victims house to his own home when he fled!
Sun, 03/06/2011 2100 block of Horton Also there was a purse snatching on Madison and Brown and a burglary/ home invasion in the 2100 block of Horton on 3-6-11.
Tue, 09/21/2010 Brookside Dr A neighbor reported the following information, remember to always watch for suspicious behavior and report to the police and GPNA! A resident was walking up Brookside Dr. when he was stopped by a neighbor as her home was just robbed. The window in the garage had been broken out; things were in disarray in the garage. She had just come home to find her garage access door open, a window broken out, the door leading into the house open with lights on inside. The house had been ransacked, and items were stolen. This occurred last weekend in the 2400 block of Madison. This is the 2nd time in a year that the same house has been broken into. The window from the garage is how they gained access to the house; it is a very small window, either a very thin/small adult or a young teenager with a slight build. This happened in broad daylight, during the day in a neighborhood that has stay at home moms, retired people and residents who work off shifts. If you saw anything please notify GPNA or the police.