Prowers County Sheriff-August Report

The Prowers County Sheriff’s Department responded to 289 calls for August, 2012, with 154 for Lamar, 83 for the County, 29 for Holly and 12 for Wiley. 

Fifty-seven of the Lamar calls were jail related and ten were for warrant arrests.  Other Lamar calls included six for traffic incidents, three DUI calls and one each for drug and for fraud instances.  Eighteen of the 83 county calls were for traffic accidents, seven for animal problems, two for DUI’s and two for thefts.  Seven of the calls made to Holly were traffic related, two each for disturbances, harassments and animal problems and one warrant arrest.  The Prowers County Sheriff’s Department issued 43 warning tickets, 24 citations and one criminal summons.   

Six new cases were assigned for investigation and 10 cases were cleared in August.  There were 21 charges filed as the result of investigation and nine are still active. 

Year to date, 914 persons have been booked in the Prowers County Jail.  This August saw 112 booked compared to 83 last year.  Eighty-nine men were incarcerated for August and 23 women, compared to 62 and 21 for the year before.  The average number of inmates held in the jail each day was 52.  Twelve inmates were reported to ICE authorities in August.  The security desk at the County Courthouse screened 7,076 persons for August for a daily average of 335.  Seven persons were arrested for outstanding warrants at the Courthouse. 

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 PMC with a gunshot wound to the chest.  The victim reported accidently shooting himself while cleaning his .25 caliber handgun.  Deputies investigated the interdiction of drugs into the jail after it was discover4ed an unknown inmate had been smoking marijuana.  Deputy Stone arrested Juan Morales, 44, of Granada, for possession of a suspected cocaine after he was seen throwing something from a car before being stopped for a traffic violation.  Morales was held on $2,000 bond. 

The cost of inmate medical expenses for August 2012 was $1,708.21 and cost of meals for that period was $10,494.12.  Expenses for August were $201,463.95 and year to date was $1,221,045.16.  Revenues for August were $102,190.63 and year to date was $246,504.39


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