Property crime was down in almost every major category for the month of April, according to the Fountain Valley Police Department's latest Crime Trend statistics released Tuesday.
Reports of stolen vehicles ticked up slightly with four, up from three the month before. But vehicle burglaries, which had skyrocketed to 39 in March, were down to 31 in April. Residential burglaries dipped even more sharply, down form 18 in March to just nine in April. Commercial burglaries were also way down with three reported, down from 13 the month before.
While property crimes were down overall, those that were reported were still clustered much the way they were the month before, with almost a third coming 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.
Coyote sightings dipped again, with just three reported, but one report involved five coyotes, and another involved an animal that may or may not have been a coyote jumping a residential fence and attacking a dog.