Home burglaries are markedly down after a string of breaking and entering calls prompted the city to issue a Code RED Alert to residents last week, advising them of the spike and urging them to take precautions.
Mayor Gary Christenson said that he was “very happy to report” the number of house breaks from two weeks ago dropped from 20 to five.
“Hats off to the Malden police department, as well as residents who have been working to give us information we need,” he said.
Christenson made the remarks during to determine “the best practices for the upkeep of Malden's school buildings.”
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