GCSO releases March statistics

Staff Report

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) has released its statistics report for the month of March, 2016.

During March, the GCSO attempted to serve approximately 392 court papers. Of the 392 papers, 209 were actually served.

Deputies wrote 177 citations, opened 18 criminal cases, and made 71 criminal arrests. In lieu of traffic citations, deputies wrote 44 courtesy notices, conducted over 66 vehicle inspections, and assisted 45 motorists on Grayson County’s roads.

The GCSO removed three drunk drivers from the roadway and answered over 560 calls for service. Deputies conducted approximately 63 extra patrol requests and were involved in over 37 special details or programs.

The GCSO also investigated 37 crashes, with six involving injuries of citizens on Grayson County roads.

The month of March also showed an increase in calls for service from the previous month for GCSO. For the month of March alone, deputies answered over 560 calls for service. That averages out to be about 18.6 calls per day every day of the month. Calls for service may include anything from cattle in the road to a serious domestic violence call or fatality crash.

“Months like March are a common occurrence for our Office,” said Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins in a news release. “We would like to thank our citizens for their continued support and patience when responding to calls.”

The GCSO would also like to remind citizens to be extra vigilant during tax season.

“We at the GCSO [are starting] to see an increase in phone scams and other schemes to steal money from our citizens,” Chaffins said. “If you receive a phone call, email, or request from someone offering you money or requesting your credit card or bank account numbers, hang up and report it immediately.”

As a result of releasing the names of persons with warrants and criminal summons, Grayson County citizens continue to come to the office to turn themselves in or take care of a summons to court, thus reducing manpower and fuel it would take to go look for them.

For April and the rest of 2016, GCSO Deputies, the Kentucky State Police, the Leitchfield Police Department and other agencies will continue to patrol, conduct traffic safety checkpoints on approved Grayson County roads, and enforce Kentucky’s traffic laws to ensure that motorists are sober and buckled up.

Staff Report

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