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     The Sheriff’s Office experienced a relatively calm Independence Day Holiday weekend this year.  Calls for service were up over last year, however the number of arrests and citations were fewer.

     There were 165 complaint calls or calls for service made to the Sheriff’s Office from Friday, June 30th through Tuesday, July 4th.  There were 41 bookings made into the Baxter County Detention Center by all law enforcement agencies during this time covering 77 separate charges.  Some of the charges were for:

Driving While Intoxicated          4
Boating While Intoxicated          3
Public Intoxication                    2
Drug Possession                       5
Drug Paraphernalia Poss           6
Arrest Warrants served            13

     Several of those booked into the Detention Center had multiple charges.

     In addition, deputies issued 11 citations for traffic violations or criminal misdemeanors and issued 12 warnings for traffic violations.

     There were no serious incidents reported in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Sheriff’s deputies assisted with coordinating and monitoring the fireworks display at Norfork lake on July 3rd.  

     All area campgrounds and resorts appeared to be occupied at or near capacity. 

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff