Roulette is always a bad thing but when you compare the numbers to the amount of 911 calls that were not criminal in nature then it's not that bad.
Annual report shows 2011 was another busy year for Sheriff's Office
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on May 27, 2012 - 11:23am
In 2011, the Sheriff's Office saw another big jump in calls for service with dispatchers handling 25,923 calls.
That's up from 21,334 in 2010.
Calls for service range from anything from a loose dog to serious motor-vehicle accidents and structure fires.
A total of 54,134 calls were placed through 9-1-1.
On the crime front, investigators dealt with 794 total cases, which resulted in 84 drug arrests (19 cases remain pending) and 30 vice arrests.
Of the investigations, 476 were felony in nature.
A total of 178 arrests were made for DWI. The majority were age 21 to 40, with one arrest under age 18 and 20 people arrested between 18 and 20. Three people 60 to 69 were arrested for DWI and one person over age 70 was arrested.
The hours between midnight and 3 a.m. had the biggest DWI arrest activity, with 81 arrests. Between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., 38 people were arrested.
Saturday topped the days of the week for arrests with 64.
Of the arrestees, 146 were male and 32 were female.
Felony DWI accounted for 21 of the arrests, and 32 people were accused of having a BAC of .18 or greater.
The highest BACs recorded were .31 or higher and two suspects were charged with that level of blood alcohol.
Of the suspects given BAC tests, 28 tested .07 or lower, and 15 of those had no measurable BAC.
In all 178 tests were given and 10 were refused.
The juvenile division handled 178 investigations, including 32 dealing with runaways or missing persons, and 47 investigations for larceny and 24 for criminal mischief. There were 12 burglary investigations, two assaults, and four disorderly conducts.
Court security found quite a few weapons on people trying to enter the court, including two firearms, 604 knives,104 pairs of scissors and 27 razors.
Animal control handled 2,902 incidents, including 58 bite investigations, 454 lost animals and 10 livestock investigations. A total of 77 cats and dogs were euthanized, but 280 dogs were adopted through the shelter and 448 cats found new homes.
Genesee Justice handled 313 offender cases, and offenders performed 7,317 hours of community service. The agency supervised 433 people released from jail. There were 190 people supervised in the DWI program.
There were six fatal accidents handled by the Sheriff's Office in 2011.
Of the 1,178 total accidents reported to the Sheriff's Office, 164 involved injuries and 487 involved animals.
Alcohol was reported involved in 52 of the accidents and 521 accident-related arrests were made.
Deputies wrote traffic tickets for 4,095 suspected violations.
The office took a total of 1,931 criminal activity reports.
A PDF of the complete annual report can be downloaded by clicking here.
I didn't see a breakdown on checkpoint tickets issued, or the number of dwi,s, or dui,s, issued at checkpoints. Do they have this info? Is it made available to the public? Just curious.