What did May look like for APD?

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Alabaster police officers responded to more than 3,800 calls for service, helped more than 800 citizens and closed about 90 cases in the month of May, according to the department’s most recent report submitted to the Alabaster City Council.

The department provides its activity report to the council each month, and the council reviews the report during its final meeting the following month.

Alabaster officers responded to 3,882 calls for service, worked 128 traffic accidents requiring a report, drove nearly 42,000 total miles, conducted 282 traffic stops and issued 136 traffic citations, made 50 on-view arrests and 67 warrant arrests. The department’s animal control officer responded to 71 animal complaints and picked up 16 animals.

Among the reports made to the APD in May, many required investigation or action by the department’s Criminal Investigation Division: 28 theft of property cases, eight criminal mischief cases, six burglary cases, five harassment cases, four identity theft cases, four domestic violence cases, four unlawful breaking and entering a vehicle cases, three assault cases, three fraudulent use of a credit card cases, one forgery case, one juvenile runaway case and one obstruction of justice case.

The CID obtained 16 felony warrants, seven misdemeanor warrants, two juvenile petitions and had 106 new cases assigned in May. Investigators closed 88 cases during the month, according to the report.

APD’s K-9 unit completed a total of 46 training hours, and the department’s Commercial Vehicle Inspections unit found 20 violations during 11 inspections.

Police Chief Curtis Rigney attended eight public engagement and training events, including multiple ribbon cuttings and the Hoover Security Summit, and the Patrol Division worked the Trash to Treasures event, Alabaster Fourth Friday and provided escort detail for Wallace State Community College.

Officers attended death investigation, counter terror, mass casualty and Certified Law Enforcement Executive Program training. APD Public Relations Officer John St. Pierre attended a Compact 20/20 meeting, the Special Olympics fishing event, the Philip Davis Memorial Golf Tournament and an event at Evangel Presbyterian Church and coordinated a community response meeting, helped plan a Spanish-language Parent University meeting.