In a report to Barry County Commissioners last week, Sheriff Dar Leaf gave the numbers for October, and some comparisons with activity from five years ago.
The corrections staff at the Barry County Jail booked and processed 319 persons into jail in the month of October, 86 classified as weekenders, while releasing 224 people back into the community. In October, 2013, 213 people were arrested and 208 released.
Last month, staff transported 139 inmates to court, medical facilities and other counties. Staff administered 67 weekends drug screens for probationers, 94 persons were fingerprinted at the front counter. The kitchen at the jail prepared and served 9,014 meals to the inmate population for $1.51 per meal. Plumbing, HVAC and security repairs totaled $7,293.26. The daily average inmate population was 94.
The uniformed patrol logged 686 complains in October; 59 individuals were arrested on 33 felony and 34 misdemeanor charges. There were six alcohol related arrests and 54 citations issued last month.
Of the 118 accidents handled, one was a fatality and another was under the influence of alcohol. Eighty of the crashes involved deer.
The K-9 unit was called four times, resulting in quantities of drugs recovered and apprehension of individuals in criminal cases. Alcohol arrests numbered six.
The office performed 32 home checks, assisting the Swift and Sure, Sobriety and Drug Court programs. Criminal histories were run for warrant entry or warrant requests 443 times in October; 486 PBT’s were administered by court order.
Working with the DEA’s drug takeback program, the sheriff’s office, Hastings Police Department and Barry County Substance Abuse collected 409 pounds of prescription and non-prescription medicine.
Stats for October, 2013 show 502 incidents handled, 86 accidents handled, with 58 crashes involving deer. Of the 54 arrests in 2013, 25 were felony charges, 11 were misdemeanors. Four were alcohol related arrests.