This monthly report of the Sheriff’s Office includes both September and October. Overall the calls that came into the office were down compared to the previous month.
Simple assaults for September was down to 24 compared to 39 calls in August and down to 22 in October. This was a continual drop.
Burglary of a habitation was down and typically is high each month. There were only 10 calls in September 11 in October. Burglary of a vehicle dropped to seven calls for September and only 6 in October.
David Roberts of the Sheriff’s Office said, “The reason for this is that people have started locking their vehicles more often now.”
Criminal mischief dropped to 17 in September from 26 in August but almost doubled in October to 25 calls.
Disturbance almost doubled in October from 15 calls to only seven calls in September.
“Gunshots were up because hunting season started last week,” said Roberts.
Livestock reports were down 30 calls in September compared to last August. But they were up to 80 calls in October.
Reckless driver calls were down to 43 in September compared to 72 in August, which was a drastic drop. However, they were up to 68 calls in October.
Traffic stops were up to 534 in September and dropped to 403 calls in October. This is because more vehicles being pulled over than they were during the beginning months of COVID-19.
Roberts said, “Stolen vehicle calls were up in October. Most of those calls came from oil companies.”
Verbal dispute calls were up to 35 calls in October compared to19 calls in September.
Criminal trespass dropped to 13 calls in September but almost doubled to 25 calls in October.
“Civil process calls were up to 119 in September compared to August because the courts have opened back up,” said Roberts.