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     Baxter County Sheriff’s Deputies experienced a relatively busy Memorial Day holiday weekend this year.  There were 119 complaint calls or calls for service made to the Sheriff’s Office from Friday through Monday. There were 27 bookings made at the Baxter County Detention Center by all agencies during this time on a multitude of various charges. Some of these bookings were for:

3 Driving While Intoxicated
2 Boating While Intoxicated
6 Drug or Drug Paraphernalia Possession
4 Domestic Battery or Assault
12 Warrants Served

     In addition to the Detention Center bookings, Sheriff’s Deputies issued:

26 Citations for Traffic Violations or Misdemeanors
19 Warnings for Traffic Violations

     All area campgrounds and resorts appeared to be occupied at or near capacity.  The Sheriff’s Office worked jointly with U. S. Army Corp of Engineers Park Rangers in patrolling public campgrounds and public use areas on North Fork River, Norfork Lake, and Bull Shoals Lake that are within Baxter County.  No serious holiday-related incidents were reported in the unincorporated areas of the county.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff