Labor Day weekend stays quiet at the lake

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – Baxter County Sheriff’s Deputies experienced a relatively calm and uneventful Labor Day holiday weekend this year.  There were 111 complaint calls or calls for service made to the Sheriff’s Office from Friday, September 1st through Monday, September 4th.  There were 26 bookings made at the Baxter County Detention Center by all law enforcement agencies during this time covering 47 separate charges.  Some of these charges were for:

  • 1 Driving While Intoxicated
  • 1  Boating While Intoxicated
  • 1 Minor in Possession of Alcohol
  • 4 Possession of Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
  • 6 Domestic Violence related charges
  • 6 Warrants of Arrest served

Several of those booked into the Detention Center had multiple charges.

Sheriff’s Deputies issued:

5 Citations for traffic violations or criminal misdemeanors and 5 Warnings for traffic violations.

There were no serious incidents reported to the Sheriff’s Office over the weekend.

All area campgrounds and resorts appeared to be occupied at or near capacity.  The Sheriff’s Office worked jointly with U. S. Army Corp of Engineers Park Rangers in patrolling public campgrounds and public use areas on Norfork Lake and Bull Shoals Lake.

Press Release from John F. Montgomery, Baxter County Sheriff

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