From Nov. 5-12, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 807 calls for service/events. Higher call volumes occurred in these areas: Traffic Stops-193, Car/Deer Accidents-57, Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle-50, Traffic Violations-38, Traffic Hazards-37, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assist-29, Property Damage Crashes-29, Check Well-Beings-20, Alarms-20, Shoplifting Complaints-19, Domestic Disputes-19, Personal Injury Crashes-15, Unwanted Subject-15, Loud Noise-14, Property Damage Hit & Run-13, and Assist Other Police Dept-12.
It doesn’t seem possible that next Thursday is Thanksgiving already, followed by “Black Friday”. With the holidays upon us, please keep the following things in mind while you’re out shopping:
- Park in well-lit, well-trafficked areas and always lock your car.
- Never keep packages in plain view in your car. Keep them in the truck or covered by a blanket.
- When possible, use the buddy system while shopping.
- Carry your purse close to your body or a wallet in your front pocket.
An annual event I’m excited to remind you about is the annual Fill-A-Cop Car event. Law enforcement officers from the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte Police Department, Potterville Police Department, and Delta Fire Department will be at the following locations on Saturday, December 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., accepting donations of non-perishable and personal hygiene items and paper products that will be taken to area food banks:
- Carl’s Supermarket – Dimondale
- Dollar General – Potterville
- Wal-Mart – Delta Township and Charlotte
- Kroger – Delta Township
Eaton County citizens have always overwhelmingly supported this need in our local communities. The response is always tremendous and each year seems to surpass the year before. Parents oftentimes use this event to teach their kids the spirit of giving to people less fortunate. Please post a reminder to yourself to donate at one of the above locations. No donation is too big or too small, and every item is greatly appreciated by the participating law enforcement agencies, area food banks, and people in need.
Yours in Public Safety,
Sheriff Tom Reich