Sheriff’s report: Serious crime is up

Princeton Union-Eagle

Total incidents involving calls to law enforcement increased by 781 since 2010 to total 24,361 in 2011.

That was just one of the statistics in Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren’s report to the county board on March 20 regarding incidents in the county during 2011.

Lindgren noted that the “quality of life” or noncriminal incidents decreased by 1,679, dropping from the 17,748 in 2010 to 16,069 in 2011, while part 1 and 2 crimes increased by 990 to total 4,747 in 2011. The number of noncriminal incidents in 2011 were traffic (2,887), lost persons (64), lost property (12), found property (89), abandoned motor vehicles (53), vehicle accidents (343), other accidents (10), car/deer kills (54), fires (138), dead on arrival (65), domestics (158), suspicious activity (623), medicals (923), animal complaints (442), alarms (765), disturbances (1,220), permits and licenses (893), boat and water (30), public assists (1,745), department assists (1,693), and miscellaneous (3,862).

For the full story, see the Thursday, April 5 print edition of the Times.

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