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05/31/2011

SHERIFF'S OFFICE EXPERIENCES AVERAGE TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE ACTIVITY ON MEMORIAL WEEKEND

   

     The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office experienced a Memorial Day Weekend with an average or slightly above average activity level.  A review of the weekend activity records indicated that Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 101 complaint calls or calls for service from Friday morning through Monday evening. 

     There were 25 persons booked into the County Jail from all law enforcement agencies, including 1 person for felony Breaking or Entering and Theft charges.

     Sheriff’s Deputies issued the following citations to appear in District Court for traffic offenses and criminal misdemeanor offenses:

2  Driving Under the Influence (minors)             
1  No Child Restraint                                                          
1  No Tail Lamps                                                     
8  Speeding                                                             
2  No Liability Insurance or Proof of Ins.            
3  Careless Driving
 

1  No Proof of Registration                                    
2  Disorderly Conduct                                                        
1  Driving While License Suspended                             
1  No Driver License                                                           
2  Public Intoxication                                                          
1  No Seat Belt                                                                    
2  Unknowingly Furnishing Alcohol to Minor    
2  Endangering Welfare of a Minor                                 
1  Battery in the Third Degree                               
1  Harassing Communications                             
1  Terroristic Threatening                                      
1  Resisting Arrest                                                  
1  Interfering with Emergency Communication 

     Deputies also issued 18 written warnings for driving and equipment violations.  In addition to the regularly scheduled patrol shifts, other deputies also were on patrol in U. S. Army Corp of Engineers lake parks under contract.  The Sheriff’s Office water patrol boat was also used on a limited basis on Lake Norfork on Saturday and Sunday.

     There were no boating or water-related incidents reported in Baxter County, other than one Boating While Intoxicated arrest made by State Wildlife Officers of the Game and Fish Commission.

     Several deputies and the Sheriff’s Office helicopter also participated in the 39th Annual Big Flat Homecoming event held on Saturday in downtown Big Flat.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff

 

 
 
 
 
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