When it comes to keeping the citizenry safe our friends at the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office are on it. From the numbers recently released from the past month they had a rather busy June logging 1480 Road Patrol calls, or an average of just under 50 per day.
42 calls involved domestic situations, never a good thing for anyone involved. Once violence enters a relationship it tends to stick around. Sometimes counseling helps, sometimes not but without some outside assistance (i.e. the aforementioned counseling) these situations tend to be rife with recidivism.
There were 54 collisions between vehicles and deer or about 2 a day. If you have done any amount of driving lately this one poses no surprises.
It seems as if the coyotes and crows are on strike or something given the amount of scavenger venison along some roadways.
Oh and there were 16 disputes between neighbors. Really? While we’ve all had our share of difficult neighbors it’s disappointing to hear of a spat escalating into the need for law enforcement.
And the men and women who handle these calls weren't the only county badge wearers to have a busy month.
It seems 190 individuals required a bit more extensive intervention and were lodged in the jail facility by the Corrections staff who are tasked with dealing with a wide variety of ‘guests’.
Here are the stats for the month courtesy of the NCSO.