The City of Grand Terrace has 64 Arrests or More for the Period of Feb to March 2007. (there was a week that the arrests were not posted by the Sheriffs Department so the number may be a little higher.)
These arrests are in the Feb 2007 Section of the Blog.
The Arrests most common are DUI or Drug Related. There have been some battery, and sex crimes. Several Bench Warrants or Parole Violations are also included.
These numbers are the ARRESTS, they are in no way to indicate all the crimes reported, or not reported or unsolved. The Call Log to the Sheriff is still not made available to the Citizens. Due to slow response time to "Low Priority Calls" many citizens fail to report thefts and other crimes.
Looking at the number of Unemployed Individuals Arrested we should know that the income needed to support a drug habit has to come from somewhere. We should also know that every time there is a drug arrest, or DUI or disorderly conduct arrest more than one individual was affected by the behavior of the person using the mind altering substance.
Businesses and Dope Dealers should be held fully accountable for the disturbance they bring to the community and families of this community. Stores selling Booze should pay additional fees for law enforcement and funds for treatment of the victims of the drunks.
Dope Dealers should be locked up and all their assets including their homes should be taken away from them and sold at auction.
Many of the other crimes would be reduced if these two areas of "Entertainment" were properly dealt with. Any time some one reduces their intellect for recreational purposes there is a problem and unfortunately these people do not stay in a closet or even their own bedrooms while they are on their trips away from civility.
When one of these drunks comes stumbling into your house to rape your child ... how will you respond? It is time to stop this social decline.
Adding to this social decline is that this City Continues to Put NO Effort in providing a means to provide supervision of 13 to 18 year olds after school. At the Magic Age of 13 no one, Church, City or School District provides services for Youth Supervision between the Hours of 3:00 and 7:00. Parents pay for after school care and Child Care from 0 to 12. What magic economic force is there that all of the sudden the need and resources evaporate as the youth reach age 13.
How is this related to crime? Youth are not all criminals. However, look around, who is available to associate with after school between the hours of 3 and 7? Unemployed Druggies and other Kids. This is not the Best Option. It is time that Parents of 12 year olds and up get their acts together and determine a plan of action to keep their youth away from the druggies in town. Parents who paid for child care should pay for Youth Care. The City and Schools should assist in the providing of the Place.