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Weekly roundup: State police report crime is down in Washington Township for 2017

Also, BHMS eighth grader gifted two tickets to Super Bowl LII by anonymous Minnesota Viking’s fan

Washington Township Minutemen won the meet against Camden High School 71–10 on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

According to the state police Uniform Crime Report, overall crime in Washington Township decreased by about 4 percent from 2016 to 2017, a result of community policing efforts and strategic patrols according to Chief of Police Patrick Gurcsik. Also, Bunker Hill Middle School eighth grader anonymously receives two tickets to Super Bowl LII from Minnesota Vikings fan. Check out some of the top stories from the past week in the Weekly Roundup.

State police report Washington Township overall crime offenses down in 2017

According to the recently released state police Uniform Crime Report statistics for 2017, Washington Township reported a decrease in overall crime by almost 4 percent compared to 2016. The report suggested some of the most significant decreases included cases of burglary and theft, a shift Chief of Police Patrick Gurcsik believes was a result of community policing efforts prioritized during his first year in the position.

BHMS student anonymously gifted tickets to Super Bowl LII

A package arrived for BHMS eighth grader Cole Fitzgerald — who was not expected to survive birth, beat neuroblastoma as a toddler and who continues to struggle with a muscle disorder — with an anonymous letter from a Vikings’ fan who had won two Super Bowl tickets through a local charity called Spare Key. The fan explained he had told his wife and kids that if the Vikings didn’t win, he was going to give the tickets to someone who could really appreciate seeing their team play in the Super Bowl. The caveat was the person couldn’t be a Patriots’ fan.

A life of public service: Getting to know state Sen. Fred Madden

State Sen. Fred Madden was not raised in the environment most people would perceive as a Senate household. While Madden was the first child in his family to attend college and earn a degree, his “down-to-earth, blue-collar” upbringing taught him the value of family — a principle he prioritizes in both his work and home life.

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