Prowers County Sheriff’s Report, July 2012


The Prowers County Sheriff’s Department responded to 158 service calls in Lamar this past July, 118 for the county and 30 for Holly.  The total calls were 321.  Fifty-six of the Lamar calls were jail related with 30 for the County and 10 for Holly.  Lamar had calls for 18 warrant arrests, 29 for serving papers and restraining orders and two DUI’s.  The County calls included 18 for traffic accidents and related problems, five DUI’s, 24 animal problem calls and two for domestic violence.  There were three traffic accidents reported for Holly and two for general disturbances.  Four criminal summonses were issued by the department, 36 traffic citations and 40 warning tickets were issued. 

Four new cases were assigned for investigations and five cases were cleared.  July investigations resulted in 17 charges being filed and 13 investigations are still active.  Prowers County Detectives assisted the Granada Police Department with the investigation into an apparent accidental shooting.  Danny Joe Mauk, 54, of Granada, was taken to the Prowers Medical Center with a gunshot to his chest.  The victim reported accidently shooting himself while cleaning his .25 caliber handgun. 

There were 116 people booked at the Prowers County Jail this past July, compared to 95 for 2011.  There were 93 male and 23 female inmates for this past July, compared to 74 and 21 for 2011.  Year to date bookings for 2012 are 802.  Fourteen inmates were reported to ICE officials in July and the average number of inmates held each day last month was 46. 

 Prowers County Courthouse security screened 7,366 persons last month for a daily average of 351.  Security made five warrant arrests for persons seen entering the courthouse this past July. 

The sheriff’s monthly financial report shows meals for July totaled $10,494.12 and inmate medical expenses were $417.75.  July expenses totaled $201,463.95 and year to date figures show $1,221,045.16.  Revenue for July was $102,190.63 and year to date was $246,504.39.

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