Chief to target recurring arrests

 

April 10, 2019



Based on statistics from 2018, Police Chief Jeff Lynn wants to tackle an ongoing cycle that results in hundreds of new warrants issued each year, he said.

In 2018, Sweet Home Municipal Court entered 784 warrants, primarily for failure to appear in court or failure to comply with sentence requirements.

Roughly, the Municipal Court holds court two days per month, Lynn said. Based on that, “every court day, we’re looking at 32 to 33 warrants, on average.”

In 2018, Sweet Home police arrested people on 1,253 warrants, more than half of a total of 2,152 arrest charges for the year and 3.4...



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