The monthly crime report for September issued by Ada County Sheriff’s Office shows that incidents of crime are down in Kuna but are still within the normal range for the last two years. Felony incidents dropped to 10 in September from 22 in August. Misdemeanor incidents in September were about the same with 27 incidents compared to 29 for August.
After climbing from a low in February of this year, the calls for service have dropped in September for the first time. Police activity is significantly down with 299 calls for service in September compared to 336 in August and 333 in July.
Of significant note is that year to date crime rate is down 9.1 percent from 2012. Twenty-six people were arrested in September compared to 32 in August.
The top calls for service in September were welfare checks and citizen assists (23 each), followed by domestic violence and harassment/threats (16 each). Vandalism accounted for 13 calls.
Vehicle burglaries were down with only one reported in September from eight in August. Incidents of vandalism were seven, up three from August. Domestic battery and assaults were up slightly to seven from three in August. Suicide related incidents were down to four from seven in August.
Driving under the influence accounted fro seven arrests as compared to only two for August. Year to date there have been 30 DUI arrest as opposed to 50 in 2012. There were fewer moving citations issued (24) than in August (32) but there were more traffic stops (279) than in August (248).
Crashes in September are above average compared to the 2010-2012 range. There were nine car accidents reported in September with Thursday and Friday each being the most popular day for a crash. Accidnets were most likely to occur between 6 and 9 a.m. and again between 3 and 5 p.m. The main reasons for the accidents were following too close, inattention and failure to maintain lane. The top crash intersection in September was Avalon Street and Orchard Avenue with two accidents.