The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) has released its activity report for the month of November.
For the month of November 2015, the GCSO attempted to serve approximately 401 court papers. Of those 401 papers, 183 were actually served.
Deputies wrote 35 citations, opened 19 criminal cases, and made 57 criminal arrests. In lieu of traffic citations, deputies wrote 12 courtesy notices, conducted over 42 vehicle inspections, and assisted 35 motorists on Grayson County’s roads.
The GCSO removed three drunk drivers from the roadway and answered over 480 citizen complaints. Deputies conducted approximately 69 extra patrol requests and were involved in over 28 special details or programs. They also investigated 36 crashes with seven of those involving injuries of 14 citizens on Grayson County roads.
In addition to police duties, GCSO office staff collected over $7.8 million in property taxes during the month of November. This is approximately $1 million more than was collected at the same time last year.
These statistics do not include assisting other agencies, which includes, but is not limited to the investigation and apprehension of meth labs, synthetic drug dealers, thieves, marijuana grows, and other drug dealers and their competition.
“The GCSO and other police agencies will continue to utilize every resource available and vigorously pursue those who commit crimes against this county and our law abiding citizens,” said Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins in a press release. “On a weekly basis, many citizens who have seen their name in the paper or on social media continue to come to the Sheriff’s Office to take care of the papers we have against them. We also continue to receive tips on family members’ and friends’ whereabouts who have warrants for their arrest or criminal summons for them to appear in court.”
GCSO Deputies, Kentucky State Police, Leitchfield Police Department, the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force, and other agencies will be out in force during the Christmas holidays conducting traffic safety checkpoints to ensure that motorists are sober, buckled up, and obeying Kentucky’s traffic laws. Traffic safety checkpoints will continue throughout the month of December and the rest of the year at approved locations throughout Grayson County.
“The entire staff at the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,” Chaffins said.