Calm Memorial Day weekend for Baxter County

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – No one can complain about a decrease in crime.

The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office experienced a relatively calm Memorial Day holiday weekend this year, a press release reported.

There were 100 complaint-calls or calls for service made to the Sheriff’s Office from Friday, May 26, 2017, through Monday.  This represents a 16% decrease from last year during the same period, the sheriff’s office’s release said. 

There were 21 bookings made into the Baxter County Detention Center by all agencies during this time on various charges.  This represents a 23% decrease from last year.  Some of these bookings were for:

  • Driving While Intoxicated – 3
  • Boating While Intoxicated – 1
  • Possession of Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia – 4
  • Warrants Served – 7

In addition to the detention center bookings, sheriff’s deputies issued:

  • Citations for Traffic Violations or Misdemeanors – 17  (35% decrease)
  • Warnings for Traffic Violations – 25  (31% increase)

The release from Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said his office worked jointly with the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers Park Rangers patrolling public campgrounds and public use areas on the North Fork River, Norfork Lake, and Bull Shoals Lake that are within Baxter County.

No serious holiday-related incidents were reported in the unincorporated areas of Baxter County.

Featured photo courtesy John Montgomery

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