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Modesto Police Department News Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Heather Graves, (209) 652-0514
Release Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 2:30:00 PM

Working Group Focuses on Theft Reduction


Release Date: March 20, 2014 

Modesto Police Department

Media Relations Unit  

Office of the Chief of Police

600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Author: Heather Graves


Modesto, CA – Detectives from the Modesto Police Department Property Crimes Unit partners with local businesses to reduce thefts.


Several businesses met with detectives yesterday at the first Property Crimes Working Group meeting at the Modesto Police Department.  The purpose of the meetings is to discuss crime trends, suspects who are wanted and ways to combat crime in Modesto.  Those who attend the meetings will be able to network and share information to keep up with crime trends that are consistently changing. 


The group found its first meeting to be a success.  One of the large stores shared information with another store that helped identify a suspect they had been trying to obtain the identity of for quite some time.


The Property Crimes Working Group meetings are for loss prevention officers, security personnel, store managers and/or employees whose responsibilities are to reduce thefts and losses.


The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM, at the Modesto Police Department, 600 10th Street.  If you are interested in attending, contact Detective Ray Bennett at (209) 652-1828.


If you have any information regarding criminal activity, please call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward.  Tipsters may also text information to Crime Stoppers at 274637.  Just type “TIP704” along with your message.


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