Prowers County Sheriff Report, November 2013

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The Prowers County Sheriff’s Department responded to 251 service calls this past November, 2013.  The City of Lamar had 127 calls, followed by the County with 85; Holly had 29 calls and Wiley had five.  Lamar posted 44 jail related calls and 13 for warrant arrests, as well as 32 calls for serving papers and restraining orders.  Fifteen traffic accidents occurred in the County and ten for animal related problems.  There were five thefts reported and seven calls for serving papers and restraining orders.    Holly posted three warrant arrest calls, two disturbances, one domestic violence report and one theft and one traffic accident.   

Five new cases were assigned for investigation and nine were cases that were closed.  Fourteen investigations by the Sheriff’s department resulted in charges being filed and 14 investigations are still active.  Three criminal summonses were issued and five traffic citations were given out.  Year-to-date hours served by the Prowers County Posse are 1,312. 

The Prowers County Jail had 1,180 bookings year-to-date as of November with 103 people booked for the month, the same as last year at this time.  Seventy-six were male and 27 were female with two under 18 years of age.  The breakdown on types of crimes committed, year-to-date is:  321 felonies, 405 misdemeanors, 38 traffic related and 378 for warrant arrests.  The jail averaged 57 inmates per day through November reaching 63 at the highest and 53 at the lowest.  The average stay for males was 4 days –  9 hours and for female inmates, 2 days and 5 hours. 

The Prowers County Courthouse had 5,854 visitors in November for a daily average of 325.  Courthouse security made eight arrest on individuals who had warrants posted for their arrest and were seen entering the courthouse.  Under Notable Events, the Sheriff’s Office stated that Detective T. Weisenhorn contacted a vehicle in the 8000 Block of Highway 196 for weaving.  The driver, Chelsea Hall-Chavira, 21, of Lamar, was arrested for unlawful possession of a schedule I controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Hall-Chavira was held on $4,000 bond. 

The cost of inmate meals for November was $10,685.71 and inmate medical expenses came to $889.63.  Total expenses for November were $158,856.93 and revenue was $55,568.75.

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