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Crime Report Update

By Steve Dulworth, Clermont Police Chief

The first four months of 2019 (Jan.–April) continued positive signs for the Clermont

community. Looking at what has been established as Marion County Northwest Zone 41, which encompasses Clermont, with boundaries of Raceway Road to our west, 10th Street to our south, I-74 to our north, and Girls School Road to our east, our IMPD partners continued a busy trend with 137 reports within these boundaries, with Clermont having a total of six.

Broken down into categories, the reporting picture looks like this:


27 simple assaults

27 vehicle-related larcenies

12 robberies

21 burglaries

30 larcenies (non-vehicle)

12 stolen vehicles

2 rapes

6 aggravated assaults

Clermont Police Department

1 simple assault

2 larcenies

2 stolen vehicles

1 aggravated assault

Town crimes totaled less than one-half of 1 percent (6 vs. 137) for the same time period.

This proves once again we are not isolated from crime, but having your own police

department with continuous visibility and working hard to keep this activity out of here aids

in a safer environment.


School is out and, honestly, it leaves me scratching my head wondering where time goes.

With that said, please watch for children out playing and bicycling as you drive. Remember,

distracted driving leads to 94 percent of crashes resulting in serious injury and death. Texting

has topped the charts as the Number 1 cause.


Please mark your calendars for National Night Out on August 6 at the Clermont Lions Club Park from 6 to 8 p.m. The Clermont Police Department is in the preliminary stages

of planning a fall golf outing fundraiser for our K9 unit and equipment. This always proves

to be a fun time for all. Prizes, raffles, food, and many laughs will highlight the day. The date

will be announced, so please visit our website at and like us

on Facebook at


If you are planning any summer getaways, please let us know and we will add you to our list for extra patrols while you are away.

From the officers of your police department, it is an honor to serve this community. Please

have a wonderful and safe summer.

If you see something, please say something.

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