Houston police have arrested almost 100 people suspected of looting since Hurricane Ike barreled through the area last weekend, says the Houston Chronicle. Sixty-one were taken into custody from 6 a.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. on Sunday and another 33 during the subsequent 24-hours.
Police Chief Harold Hurtt reported that the first night of a weeklong citywide curfew resulted in 108 citations and 32 arrests. One group of individuals pulled over during curfew turned out to be driving a stolen vehicle, and had items reported stolen from a house or store in the car, Hurtt said. Burglaries are 11.7 percent lower than the same time period in 2007, Hurtt said. “Houston’s a safe city,” said Mayor Bill White.