Provost Marshal’s Corner is a community policing initiative to keep you informed of monthly criminal and negligent activities affecting our community. To report a crime in progress, dial 911. Anyone with information regarding the crimes listed below, please contact Crime Stoppers at 396-EYES (3937).
Provost Marshal messaging:
Due to the recent spike of larcenies of government and private property, we highly encourage everyone to remain vigilant in and around the Fort Bragg community by securing personal and military property behind locked doors. Additionally, do not store TA-50 and high valued items in vehicles because it promotes criminal targeting. The vast number of the recently reported larcenies involve property that was left unsecured and unattended either in unlocked barracks rooms or residential garages left wide open. Please make yourselves and your property a harder target.
Due to recent trends of traffic accidents, everyone needs to remain vigilant, drive defensively, reduce excess speed in and around Fort Bragg; specifically construction zones. During this time of year, a second factor is playing a role in our highway safety — hunting.
Fort Bragg deer hunting season began Sept. 1, and will run through Jan. 2, 2017. During this period, the deer will become stressed to human scent and gunfire from hunters in their natural habitat outside of the Fort Bragg cantonment areas and tend to flee those areas. Besides November being their breeding season, deer will migrate into the main cantonment areas and onto roadways. Historically, the installation will see between 30 to 50 deer strikes by motor vehicles in a year. This normally declines around mid-January.
Driver Improvement Training initiative:
In accordance with the Garrison Commander’s directive, dated Sept 1, all drivers cited for the following will be enrolled in DIT:
Speed in excess of 15 miles per hour
Traffic accident resulting in an injury or tow
Failure to obey a traffic control device (to include individuals directing traffic)
For the month of October, 233 Soldiers have been cited with DIT-related violations. Remember to remain vigilant and obey the posted speed limits on Fort Bragg.
For the month of October, the Fort Bragg community has seen an increase in the following criminal and negligent activities:
Larcenies of private property (items unsecured and unattended). With the holiday season approaching, do not become an easy target by leaving items in POVs unsecured and unattended.
Assaults (non-domestic): 18 incidents
Failure to decrease speed: 40 incidents
Driving under the influence: 44 incidents
Weapon violations: unregistered/concealing/possession/loaded-Handguns
For the month of October, the Fort Bragg community has seen a decrease in the following criminal and negligent activities:
Shopliftings: 4 incidents
AWOL/Desertions: 6 incidents