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Barry County Sheriff reports January activity

The Barry County Sheriff’s January 2018 activity report to County Commissioners, with comparisons with five years ago, showed:                                       

Incidents handled: 

2018--663                    2013--448       

Accidents handled:

2018--107                    2013--107

Car/deer:

2018--58                      2013--42

Arrests:

2018--63, 31 F, 57 M   2013--73, 73 F, 53 M

F=felony     M=misdemeanor

Alcohol arrests:

2018--8                        2013--6

The K-9 unit was called on two occasions for drug recovery and apprehending individuals in criminal cases. The office did 67 home checks, assisted the Swift and Sure, Sobriety and Drug courts. Criminal history checks for warrants or warrant requests were run 420 times.

 

At the jail, 247 persons were booked into jail in January, and released 171 back into the community. Of those booked, 65 were “weekenders.” In 2013, 259 were booked into jail and 194 released.Staff fingerprinted 101 people at the front desk last month, 126 were fingerprinted in January, 2013.

 

Deputies escorted 71 prisoners to court, and staff administered 110 weekend drug screens to probationers. The kitchen staff prepared and served 7,945 meals to the inmate population at the cost of $1.53 a meal. Costs for the month included $6,408.81 for plumbing repairs, $3,960.43 for HVAC repair and $116 for security repairs.

 

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