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On Patrol November 2013

Hopefully, by the time you read this, the ice and snow are gone for awhile. This was a trying time for the Bay and many people became frustrated, both residents and emergency personnel alike. I would like to thank the hardworking guys and gals from the Community Club maintenance for their tireless efforts over seven straight days of fairly thankless work. These men and women are out there in the very worst conditions risking their own saftey to clear these roads. I would also like to thank the many FFB rescue squad and fire fighters that VOLUNTEER their time in helping out to ensure all emergencies and other necessities were taken care of. Many of these folks spent the night at the DPS building to ensure promp response to any emergency. Please remember when you call the dispatchers, both at DPS and the maintenance departments, they are trying to help and yelling or cursing at them doesn’t help in any way.

The Barricades again were an issue during this recent storm. The barricades are put up on about 15 roads or so when it is determined that traveling them is too dangerous for you and for the people that have to come rescue you. If the barricade is up in your lane of traffic, it is against the law to go around them. Numerous accidents occured and people became stranded due to this. The excuse most often used is “I saw tire tracks going around them.” The only people allowed to go around them are emergency personnel. During this storm, no citations were issued, but rest assured, the $190 ticket will be issued from here on out. So consider the cost next time of a towing bill, a citation and your insurance deductible before you ignore these barricades.

Calls for November were plentiful: 1 deer rescued from being entangled in a fence, 20 resident assists, 3 fingerprinted for employment, papers served on 9 persons, 3 welfare checks conducted, 3 barking dog complaints, 4 motorist assists, 21 rescue calls, 1 report of harassing communication, 2 accidents, 6 suspicious vehicles checked, 1 theft of services, 1 residential burglary, 1 assist to the animal control officer, 3 thefts, 2 assists to the sheriff’s office and 1 domestic. We also assisted 2 business, 1 assist to the community club, 5 reports of criminal mischief, 1 missing juvenile (came home shorty after), 1 report of harassment, checked a suspicious person, 1 alarm call, 1 loose cow report and 1 disturbance.

Traffic stops for November: 9 speeding, 4 expired tags, 2 no license plate and 3 defective equipment. Citations issued: 6 traffic and 4 non traffic. Arrests, 8 for outstanding warrants, 1 disorderly conduct, 1 trespassing, 2 criminal mischief and 1 driving on a suspended license, Warrants were processed on 3 individuals and 11 investigations were opened. Question or comments are always welcome. Please e-mail me at [email protected] Be safe and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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