Detroit Police give up on car theft
Full disclosure: Two of my friends had their cars broken into in downtown Detroit last week. These incidents happened within days of each other along the same city block in the entertainment district behind Detroit’s Fillmore and Fox theaters – the exact area that this story references.
Detroit is often painted in a bad light when it comes to things like public safety, and while I – a proud Detroit resident – will gladly shout praise for The D any day of the week, the truth is, it’s not just my friends who have been wronged. A rash of break-ins have been reported in this area of Detroit over the past couple of weeks.
So, how are the Detroit Police responding to this issue? Prohibiting street parking.
The Detroit Free Press reports that curbside parking will be prohibited in a small section of downtown Detroit just west of Woodward Avenue. Additional squad cars will be patrolling the area to not only enforce this new parking ban, but to keep a closer watch on the area in an effort to prevent larcenies.