It was a different kind if March Madness last month for the Fountain Valley Police Department, with 39 vehicle burglaries reported, according to Crime Trends statistics released Tuesday by the department.
The report comes on the heels of a report released Monday of a that took place during the early morning hours of Easter Sunday on the city's Western edge. The 39 vehicle burglaries in March is up from 25 a month earlier, and that figure was up from 20 in January. More than a third of the reports came from reporting districts 44 through 48, which run from west to east crossing Brookhurst Street, Ward Street, Euclid Avenue and Newhope Street, and which are bordered by Warner Avenue to the north and Slater Avenue to the South.
Commercial burglaries were also up with 13, up from five in February. Residential burglaries dipped slightly with 18, down from 22 a month earlier. Three cars were reported stolen, none of which has yet been recovered.
Coyote sightings were down again in March with seven reported, down from 10 in February. None of the sightings involved more than one coyote.