Prowers County Sheriff Report, July 2013

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Three hundred-sixteen calls for service were made to the Prowers County Sheriff’s Office this past July.  Lamar made 157, followed by 97 from the County and 20 from Holly.  Lamar had 68 jail related calls and 14 for warrant arrests, plus four traffic situations and two fraud cases.  The County reported 14 animal related problems, 13 calls for traffic accidents and problems and three for theft.  Of the 20 calls for service in Holly, there were two thefts, two traffic problems, four criminal mischief reports and two animal problems.   

The Sheriff’s Office had nine cases assigned for investigations and 17 cases were cleared which resulted in 13 of those cases warranting charges being filed.  Fourteen investigations are still active.  Five criminal summonses were issued, along with 10 for traffic citations.   

Year to Date, 910 inmates have been booked at the County Jail and of those 100 were booked this past July, compared to 116 in 2012.  Sixty-nine men and 31 women were booked to date for July, compared to 93 and 23 for 2012, comparatively.  Seven inmates were reported to ICE immigration authorities and the average number of inmates held daily for July came to 45.  The daily average for persons entering the County Courthouse was 307 for a monthly total of 6,757.  Four arrests were made on persons who had warrants and were served at the courthouse. 

While assisting a Parole Officer performing a home visit on a parolee, Senior Deputy Zordel arrested Eric Montoya, 34, of Lamar on two counts of possession of a controlled substance.  Also arrested was Joseph Armijo, 36, of Lamar, on one count of possession of a control substance.  Both were held at the Prowers County Jail on $4,000 bond.  Detective T. Weisenhorn and Posse Deputy Reamy arrested Armando Hernandez, 34, of Lamar, when he was observed by detention deputies with methamphetamine and other contraband inside the visitation area of the Prowers County Jail facility when attempting to visit an inmate.  Hernandez was arrested and held on $20,000 bond.  As a result of an investigation after a previous arrest for drug possession, Detective Weisenhorn arrested Casie Marie Hawkins, 26 and Joseph Thomas Gazotti, 23, both of Lamar on warrants for charges of distribution of methamphetamines and other drugs after a large amount of meth was found in their property.  Both were held on $50,000 bond. 

Cost of meals for July was $10,674.71 and inmate medical expenses totaled $1,090.10.  Expenses for July came to $160,453.56 with revenues at $36,193.08 for the month.


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