SHERIFF'S CORNER: Calls for Service, August 2021

The Labor Day weekend has just passed and it was an average holiday weekend. Not much busier than a usual holiday or those that we have had before. There were a few ORV accidents, none of which resulted in a fatality.

I was personally out patrolling the roads this holiday weekend, along with my deputies, to ensure we were at the best level we could be at with the resources we have.

Let's hope everyone had a great time experiencing what Lake County has to offer.

With this edition of the Sheriff's Corner, I provide you with the monthly "calls for service" report. This will provide you with an idea of the prior month's response for public safety services within the county.

(This is gross information, meaning some of these calls may have initiated some other action that is not specifically noted in the report.)

• 911 hang up 4

• Abandoned call 1

• Abandoned vehicle 4

• Accidents falls 25

• Alarms 54

• Allergic reaction 6

• Animal bites 1

• Animal control 31

• Annoyance threats 15

• Assault 10

• Assisting other agencies 24

• Attempt to locate / well check 24

• Be On the Look Out 11

• Bleeding 4

• Breaking and entering 15

• Breathing difficulty 28

• Business property check 55

• Car animal 1

• Car deer 12

• Chest and heart problems 23

• Child abuse 1

• Citizen assist 6

• Civil complaints 21

• Civil standby 2

• Code K 8

• Criminal sexual conduct 4

• Death notification 2

• Diabetic 14

• Disorderly person 2

• Disturbance 15

• DNR complaint 1

• Domestic 31

• Driveaway 6

• EMS assist 5

• EMS coverage 41

• EMS supply run 2

• EMS transfer 69

• Fire alarm 6

• Fire assist 1

• Follow up 37

• Found property 6

• Fraud 5

• Gas odors 7

• Harassment 9

• Hit and run 1

• Illegal burning 4

• Jail pick up/transport 33

• Juvenile 5

• K9 assist 1

• Larceny 22

• Lift assist 15

• Lines down 108

• Lost property 3

• Marine complaints 1

• Marine patrol 1

• Malicious destruction of property 7

• Medical alarm 8

• Mental emotional 24

• Missing person 4

• Motorist assist 7

• ORV traffic stop 70

• ORV accident 9

• Overdose 7

• Pain back abdominal 11

• Paper service 4

• Patrol area 117

• Personal injury accident 8

• PPO request violation 2

• Pregnancy and childbirth 1

• Property check 8

• Property damage accident 14

• Pursuits 3

• Reckless driver 24

• Reckless ORV 10

• Road hazard 10

• Rollover 5

• School liaison officer 4

• Seizures 12

• Shooting 1

• Sick unknown 91

• Smoke/unknown fire 3

• Special event coverage 6

• Stationary radar 5

• Stroke 5

• Structure fire 5

• Suspicious person 10

• Suspicious situation 36

• Suspicious vehicle 11

• Traffic stop 151

• Traffic stop - traffic 1

• Trespass 9

• Unconscious unresponsive 9

• Unwanted person 9

• Vehicle fire 4

• Vin inspection 1

• Warrant arrest 8

• Water incidents 2

• Water patrol 19

• Watercraft traffic stop 13

• Weapons 1

• Wild land fire 3

— This information is provided to you for clarification on specific laws, and not legal advice. This is not to be construed as a personal opinion, agreement or disagreement of any specific law. Topics covered are for educational and informational purposes only. As needed, excerpts from other articles are used for reference and/or content. If you have any questions on any specific topic, you may always email me your questions to rmartin@co.lake.mi.us.