The amazing prevaricator of falsehoods Eureka Police Chief Andrew Mills is now reporting that residential burglaries are currently at the lowest level since 2013 (according to his March statistics). In what was ostensibly an informational piece about how burglars operate, Mills sticks up his little selective graphic chart to put a positive spin on his tenure and to bolster his departments flagging public image. What’s our beef?
Because in December and January we were in the middle record breaking residential burglary spree!…….Come on Chief, you really thought you were gonna blow that by us?…… You release information after a seeming lull in the burglaries and take some credit for the illusion of a decline. The fact is you failed to warn people months ago when the burglary crime wave was peaking. Your response was to order your line officers to start only selectively taking reports, which of course frees up some officers, as you stated at the time, but it also skews the numbers so no one can make a meaningful comparison anymore.
We reported last July on the failure to take reports which became official department policy by the end of the year.
We’ve said it before, fellow community members; Chief Mills is the silver tongued Spin Master of subterfuge, with the apparent full support of our Eureka City Council.