SHERIFF'S CORNER: Calls for Service, March 2022

Lake County Sheriff Rich Martin

Lake County Sheriff Rich Martin

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This last week proved how easy it is to pass on misinformation, rush to judgment, fail to read something thoroughly and that people are so quick to let their emotions take control over a meager Facebook post. It wasn't intended to be a scientific experiment, but it surely did become one.

So, for the record ... the Facebook post April 1 (aka April Fool's Day) was not true. You DO NOT need a special or third ORV license to ride your ORV in Lake County. Nor, do we have a Captain April P. Hools employed at the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

However, I do have some swampland in Florida to sell, this snake oil that will almost cure anything, a bottle of wine from the HINEY Wine Co. in Luther, am an expert in snipe hunting, have been visited by aliens from Mars, know for a fact that Elvis lives in Pinora Township, agree that a taco salad is healthy because it is a salad and know if the box says "New & Improved," "Ultra," "Extra Strength," "As seen on TV" ... it's gotta be good and is really going to work. I think you get my point.

You do have to admit, it was monumental and deserves to be the best April Fools Joke of the year. Just sayin'.

It's time for 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.

  • 911 Hang Up: 1
  • 911 Text: 2
  • Abandoned Call: 2
  • Abandoned Vehicle: 14
  • Accidents Falls: 23
  • Alarms: 30
  • Animal Bites: 1
  • Animal Control: 34
  • Annoyance Threats: 8
  • Assault: 6
  • Assisting Other Agencies: 25
  • Attempt To Locate / Well Check: 19
  • Bleeding: 6
  • Breaking And Entering: 8
  • Breaking And Entering In Progress: 1
  • Breathing Difficulty: 31
  • Business Property Check: 27
  • Car Deer: 19
  • Chest And Heart Problems: 24
  • Child Abuse: 1
  • Citizen Assist: 4
  • Civil Complaints: 20
  • Civil Standby: 4
  • Code K: 8
  • Covert Investigations: 1
  • Covert Opps: 1
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct: 1
  • Diabetic: 3
  • Disorderly Person: 1
  • Disturbance: 5
  • DNA Complaint: 4
  • Domestic: 15
  • Driveaway: 1
  • Dumping Complaint: 2
  • Eas Notification: 2
  • EMS Assist: 5
  • EMS Transfer: 65
  • Found Property: 2
  • Fraud: 4
  • Harassment: 4
  • Jail Pick Up/Transport: 21
  • Juvenile: 5
  • Juvenile Runaway: 3
  • K9 Assist: 1
  • K9 Track Search: 1
  • Larceny: 15
  • Lift Assist: 9
  • Lines Down: 6
  • Liquor Inspection: 1
  • Lost Property: 1
  • MDOP: 7
  • Medical Alarm: 4
  • Mental Emotional: 11
  • Mental Emotional Transport: 1
  • MIP: 1
  • Missing Person: 1
  • Motorist Assist: 10
  • Open Line: 2
  • ORV Traffic Stop: 10
  • Overdose: 9
  • Pain Back Abdominal: 14
  • Personal Injury Accident: 9
  • PPO Request Violation: 7
  • Pregnancy And Childbirth: 3
  • Property Check: 61
  • Property Damage Accident: 11
  • Pursuits: 1
  • Reckless Driver: 6
  • Reckless ORV: 2
  • Road Hazard: 12
  • Road Kill: 2
  • Rollover: 2
  • Seizures: 3
  • Shooting: 2
  • Sick Unknown: 56
  • Smoke/Unknown Fire: 8
  • Snowmobile Traffic Stop: 1
  • Sor Check: 1
  • Special Event Coverage: 1
  • Stroke: 4
  • Structure Fire: 3
  • Suspicious Person: 3
  • Suspicious Situation: 24
  • Suspicious Vehicle: 12
  • Traffic Stop: 229
  • Trespass: 7
  • Unconscious Unresponsive: 7
  • Unwanted Person: 6
  • Vehicle Fire: 4
  • VIN Inspection: 1
  • Warrant Arrest: 9

— 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.