http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Extra patrols help police tackle burglaries http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/extra-patrols-help-police-tackle-burglaries <p>St. Louis police say stepped-up patrols and a change in patrol tactics have brought a recent upward trend in burglaries back down.</p><p>Overall, burglaries are up in the city 11 percent since last year, driven by a large jump in the theft of <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_1ee2ba6e-566b-11e0-ae59-00127992bc8b.html">material that can be sold for scrap</a>, like copper pipes.</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 20:51:53 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1441 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Extra patrols help police tackle burglaries