12/20/2010

Cold weather means fewer calls for Texas police

El Paso police find that crimes of opportunity tend to lessen as more people stay home in the cold

By Maggie Ybarra
El Paso Times

EL PASO, Texas — With cold weather keeping people indoors, El Paso police in November responded to the fewest service calls since May.

The reduction in calls comes because of the change in the weather, said police spokesman Darrel Petry. Crimes of opportunity tend to lessen as more people stay home.

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