MPD shares monthly incident reports

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Staff report

Police Chief Britt Smith reported the Monticello Police Department’s monthly activity for October and November 2019, during the Dec. 16 city council meeting. 

October 

• Total calls for service: 250 

• Traffic stops: 64 

• Citations: 13 

• Arrests: 15 (for domestic assault, public intoxication, simple assault, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, public impairment, and warrants) 

• Accident investigations: 10 

• EMS assists: 36 

• Nuisance warnings: 7 

“We executed a search warrant on a storage garage in Monticello and recovered stolen property from four different burglaries that we took reports for,” stated Smith in the report. “Charges for burglary and possession of stolen property will be filed on the individual renting the storage facility as soon as all the remaining property has been identified and returned. 

“This was a significant discovery for us and will more than likely aid in the solving of additional burglaries around the area as well.” 

November 

• Total calls for service: 281 

• Traffic stops: 91 

• Citations: 22 

• Parking citations: 2 

• Arrests: 6 (for domestic assault, public intoxication, possession of marijuana, warrants, violation of no-contact order, 5th degree theft) 

• Accident investigations: 10 

• EMS assists: 32 

• Nuisance warnings: 6 

“November has been a month of chasing stolen property,” reported Smith. “We have continued to locate property and resolve previous theft/burglary investigations. 

“November also saw an increase in the number of juveniles using vapes or tobacco-related (products) within the schools,” added Smith. “Truancy issues and fighting among kids also seemed to increased through the month, which has kept our School Resource Officer (Dawn Graver) busy.” 

In addition, Smith said the month of November is the start of the FY 2020 Governor’s traffic safety grant program, in which the MPD annually participates in. 

“As part of our participation, we will again be receiving funding for a traffic speed sign that will be utilized to combat traffic complaints throughout the community.” 

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