Incident reports of crime in Wilmore has tripled since January, according to a comprehensive analysis provided the city’s police department.
The report raised eyebrows and questions during Monday night’s Wilmore City Council meeting.
Citizens had complained to some city-council members that there had been six possibly drug-related burglaries in a single day in April.
That information was untrue; however, there were four reports of second-degree burglary and two reports of third-degree burglary for the month of April.
In the past four months, there have been a total of 14 burglary incidents, six of which were in April.
“If they had been all in one day, that would be cause for concern, and I would have called (Mayor Harold) Rainwater immediately,” police chief Bill Craig said. “They were spread out for the most part, but there has been a rise in criminal reports since January, and that can be for any number of reasons.”