June 2011, Prowers County Sheriff Report

Prowers County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 318 assorted calls for service this past June, 2011.  Lamar had 142, of which a fifteen were warrant arrests, two for assaults and thirty-two were jail related.  Wiley had sixteen calls for service; one for theft and one for a disturbance.  Holly posted forty-five service calls with two disturbances and three warrant arrests and the county had ninety-seven calls for service with fifteen traffic related incidents, two assaults and only one jail-related incident.  The Sheriff’s Department issued forty-three traffic citations and summonses and seventy-six warning tickets were issued; there were nine criminal related summonses in June.

Seventeen investigations in the Sheriff’s department are still active, with seventeen new cases assigned, there were seventeen charges filed based on investigations and eighteen cases have been cleared.

Year-to-date, the Sheriff’s Department noted 419 bookings for men and 132 for women.  Eighty men were booked in June 2011, compared to 72 for 2010.  Twenty-three women were booked for June 2011, with 27 for last June.  Bookings included 120 felonies so far this year and 229 misdemeanors.  Nine inmates were reported to I.C.E., Immigrations Customs and Enforcement.  The average number of inmates held each day in June was 45, and 47 average year-to-date.  Cost for inmate meals in June was $9,905 and medical expenses came to $1,593.78.

Expenses from the Sheriff’s Department for June 2011 were $147,881.42 and year to date expenses amounted to $934,671.35.  Revenue for May was $31,569.03 and year to date totaled $172,141.32.

The security post at the Prowers County courthouse screened 6,866 persons in June for a daily average of 312.  Courthouse security made seven arrests on individuals who had warrants for their arrests and were seen entering the courthouse.  One person was given assistance when he fell while walking down the stairs.  The person was not notably injured. 

In June, Detective Parker charged a 17 year old male with possession of marijuana when the drug was discovered after arresting the juvenile for an outstanding warrant.  Detective T. Weisenhorn discovered a marijuana grow in a house in Bristol while deputies were serving a search warrant for stolen property in connection with a burglary investigation.  John Larry Quillen Jr. 33, of Bristol was charged with cultivation and other related crimes.  Detective Weisenhorn contacted a vehicle in the 18000 Block of Highway 287 for speeding.  Michael Brewer was arrested for possession of weapons by a previous offender, DWAI (driving while alcohol impaired), possession of two ounces or less of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container and speeding.  Brewer was held on $2,000 bond.


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