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By Sean C. Morgan
Of The New Era 

Warrants issued by local court on the rise – at higher rate than other towns


March 22, 2016

Judge Larry Blake

The number of warrants issued by Sweet Home Municipal Court has rapidly increased over the past five years and the question is why.

The answer, according to Municipal Court Judge Larry Blake, may be due to Sweet Home’s economic condition.

In 2011, the Sweet Home Municipal Court issued 138 warrants. In 2012, it issued 202; 318 in 2013; and 580 in 2014. Finally, in 2015, the court issued 671 warrants.

In addition to those Municipal Court warrants, Sweet Home police also commonly make arrests based on Lebanon Municipal Court warrants, Linn County Circuit Court warrants and Lebanon Justic...

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