Between April 16-23, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 700 calls for service/events. Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas: Traffic Stops-135, Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle-50, Follow Up Any Kind-41, Traffic Violations-34, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assists-28, Shoplifting Complaints-28, Alarms-24, Property Damage Crashes-22, Check Well-Beings-21, Domestic Disputes-13, Assist Other Police Depts-12, EMS Assist-12, Traffic Hazards-11, Prisoner Transports-11, Threats-10, and Larcenies-8.
Bicycle Safety – Spring is here and along with this comes the enjoyment of outdoor activities. For young and old alike bike riding as a family and with friends is a great pastime. To make sure your outing is as safe as possible:
Always inspect your bike prior to riding:
- The seat should be adjusted to the proper height and locked in place.
- Make certain all parts are secure and working properly.
- Check that the tires are inflated properly.
- Make sure the bike is equipped with reflectors on the rear, front, pedals and spokes.
- A horn or bell, a rear-view mirror and a bright headlight also are recommended.
Make certain drivers can see you:
- Wear neon, fluorescent or other bright clothing.
- Whenever possible, ride during the day.
- If you must ride at night, wear reflective clothing and use flashing lights.
Helmets appropriate for bicycling should be worn by everyone on every bike ride regardless of length of the ride.
- Adjust sizing pads or fit ring until the helmet is snug.
- Position the helmet level on your head, covering the forehead and not tipped backward or forward; this will be about one to two finger widths above the eyebrow.
- Adjust the side straps so they form a “V” shape under and slightly in front of your ears.
- Center the buckle on the chin strap under your chin.
- Buckle and tighten the chin strap until it is snug; no more than one to two fingers should be able to fit between the chin and strap.
- When fitted, the helmet should not rock more than 1 inch side to side or front to back on your head.
Stay safe by following these rules:
- Bicyclists must follow the same rules as motorists.
- Ride single-file in the direction of traffic.
- Remain alert, keep your head up and look around; watch for opening car doors and other hazards.
- Use hand signals when turning and use extra care at intersections.
- Never hitch onto cars.
- Before entering traffic, stop and look left, right, left again and over your shoulder.
Yours in Public Safety,
Sheriff Tom Reich