The recent string of break-ins near the Wayne County Juvenile Court have high-ranking Detroit Police Department officers talking before City Council.

The area has seen over two dozen recent break-ins, and one officer said as many as four or five vehicle break-ins a day are reported near the court.

Council member Gary Brown was among those trying to get to the bottom of the problem.

“Who at the precinct level do we hold accountable for recognizing that we have a problem and then putting some resources on that problem to make it go away?” Brown asked. “It shouldn’t have to get to the level of 25 incidents at one location.”

Police say they are working to reduce the number of crimes outside the Juvenile Court and surrounding areas. Deputy Chief James Tolbert said that the “goal eventually would be to rid that area of these types of crimes.”

In the meantime, the police are putting forth an effort to slow down the break-ins, and make the area a safer place.


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