Woodbury Police solve 84% of crimes

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A new, year-end report indicates Woodbury Police Department solved 84.72 percent of 2014's reported crimes.
Chief Kevin Mooneyham shared the report with members of the Woodbury Board of Mayor and Aldermen during Tuesday's (Feb. 3) meeting.

The report showed that 122 out of 144 offenses were cleared by Woodbury Police during 2014. During that same period, the police department made 196 arrests with 175 of those committed by adult offenders and 21 by juveniles.

"Crimes Against Society" had the highest totals with drug/narcotic offenses reported at 36 with 35 of those cases cleared. Drug equipment violations included 22 cases with 21 of those resolved. Woodbury Police also investigated three violations of weapons laws involving adults. All three of those cases were solved.

Domestic violence crimes totaled 29 with 27 of those solved. The majority of those cases were simple assaults (20 cases with 19 resolved.) Three cases of domestic intimation were reported and resolved.

Some of the categories fell under the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). TIBRS collects 22 crime categories made up of 47 specific crimes called Group A offenses. Additionally, arrests are reported for 11 Group B offense categories.

Under the type A offenses, no murders, kidnappings or rapes were reported. Police did investigate 15 aggravated assault and 24 simple assault cases.

DUI cases, totaling 35, dominated the type B TIBRS offenses, which also included two bad checks, one disorderly conduct, eight drunkenness and 12 trespassing cases.

In crimes against property, police investigated seven burglary cases, of which only one was resolved Two counterfeit/forgery cases were reported along with two embezzlements. Frauds totaled five and two motor vehicle thefts were reported. Officers dealt with four reports of shoplifting.

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