In his activity report for the month of April, Barry County Sheriff Dar Leaf reported the K-9 unit was activated five times, deputies did 67 home checks for the specialty court programs, the jail staff did 491 portable breath tests ordered by the court and 86 sex offender registry transactions were completed.
In the April 2018 Road Patrol numbers, activity was up in incidents, accidents and car/deer crashes compared to five years ago, but arrests were down. In 2018, 627 incidents were handled, 581 in 2013, 62 accidents handled this year, 42 five years ago. Car/deer numbers were 35 versus 17. Sixty-one persons were arrested this April, 68 in the same month in 2013. Officers on patrol arrested six for alcohol related incidents last month, 10 in 2013.
At the jail, Leaf reported, they booked 309 persons into jail, 84 as weekenders, and released 232 back into the community. In 2013, they booked 243 and released 170. This April, 89 public prints were taken, 117 in 2013. Drug screens were up, 95 now to 89 then. Staff served 8,877 meals last month to inmates, and transported 56 to court. There was $5,096.21 spent in plumbing repairs, and $2,105.05 in HVAV repairs.