Police Chief's Monthy Comments August 2005

There were two burglaries reported during the month of August. We have had three residential burglaries since the beginning of the year and one business burglary.

The residential burglary occurred on August 25th in the 1900 block of Huntington. The neighbors across the street from the home that was burglarized observed two men pull into the driveway and go to the back of the house. They immediately called the home owner rather than the police department. By the time that the police were notified and arrived, the thieves had left the area. There was a substantial loss reported. The home was alarmed but the alarm was not turned on. The second burglary occurred on 8-29-05 sometime during the late evening in the Nichols Hills Plaza at Capstone Financial. There was forced entry but nothing was known to be missing.

 

It should be noted that traditionally the gypsies/traveling burglars generally appear every year just before the State Fair. Residents should always lock their doors and set their alarms. Neighbors should be advised to call the police “911 “immediately, to report any suspicious activity.  Residents should also be reminded to keep their doors locked at all times, even when working in the yard and to not let strangers into their homes for any reason.

 

On August 16th, Officer Tyrrell Stroh was hired and began work as a Nichols Hills Police Officer. Officer Stroh was selected and elected by his co-workers from the various departments that make up the Nichols Hills employees. Officer Stroh has an Associate Degree, is CLEET certified through the Collegiate Officer’s Program and is fluent in Spanish. We believe that he will prove to be a great asset to the City of Nichols Hills.

 

We are currently processing a second police officer applicant who will be replacing Officer Vicki Odom when she retires in December. Vicki won’t be going far; she will be starting a new career as a dispatcher for the City of Nichols Hills. I guess that you could say that our loss is our gain. More will be revealed about Vicki’s new status later. She will continue to be our TRIAD Coordinator.

 

Respectfully,

  

Chief Richard Mask





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