Prowers County Sheriff’s Report, September 2013


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The Prowers County Sheriff’s Office answered 292 calls for service this past September, 2013.  Lamar had 171 calls with serving paper and restraining orders posting the most responses at 52.  Warrant arrests numbered 24 and 44 of the 171 calls were jail related.  The county had 82 calls with eleven for animal problems and five for serving papers and restraining orders, there were twelve calls for traffic accidents and related problems.  Holly had 17 calls and Wiley had 12.  There were 17 warning tickets issued for September with nine traffic citations and six criminal summonses.

Four new cases were assigned for investigation and 20 cases were cleared.  Seven investigations are continuing and nine investigations resulted in charges being filed.

A total of 111 persons were booked into the Prowers County Jail in September, compared to 108 in 2012.  Eighty-three men and 28 women were booked.  The year to date total of bookings is 1,077.  The number of inmates averaged 49 throughout October with the highest number for that month at 63 and the lowest was 43. The average length of stay for all inmates was four days and 8 hours.

Courthouse security made nine arrests on individuals with warrants and the number of people screened through security numbered 6,541 in September for a daily average of 284.  Manual Navarette III, 21, of Lamar was found to be in possession of cocaine after he was arrested on an unrelated warrant.  Navarette was charged with possession of a schedule II substance and held on $6,000 bond.

The cost of inmate meals for October was $10,442.34 and medical expenses came to $1,213.92.  Total expenses for October was $170,536.52 and revenue for that period was $32,873.07.


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