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Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Releases Results of Click It or Ticket Enforcement

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office issued zero (0) tickets to motorists for not wearing seat belts during the February 14 Click It or Ticket mobilization.  Law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri particiapted in this statewide effort to get more motorists to buckle up - and save more lives.

During the enforcement, deputies issued a total of 13 traffic citations including: seven (7) speeding tickets; one (1) uninsured motorist and five (5) tickets for other traffic violations.  56 warnings were issued for various other hazardous moving violations.

Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, thirteen percent of Missouri motorists are still not making it click.  Even more concerning, more than six out of ten Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.

"Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash," stated Sheriff Brad DeLay.  "We will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive."

For more information on Missouri's seat belt use, visit www.saveMOlives.com.  Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.

Click It or Ticket

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on February 14 for a high visibility "Click It or Ticket" mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up - and save more lives.

Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, 13 percent of Missouri motorists are still not making it click.  Even worse, 63 percent of occupants killed in 2018 crashes in Missouri were unrestrained.

"Local Motorists should be prepared for stepped up Click It or Ticket enforcement," said Sheriff Brad DeLay.  "We'll be out there to remind you seat belts can - and do - save lives."

Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.  For information on Missouri seat  belt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

 

January 2019 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC Janaury 2019
DWI 0
DWR/DWS/NO DL 3
SPEEDING 16
FAIL TO REGISTER 11
LANE VIOLATION 3
FAIL TO STOP 3
NO INSURANCE 1
NO SEAT BELT 0
C AND I DRIVING 5
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 4
NO FRONT PLATE 0
INVESTIGATIVE 2
WARRANT ARREST 3
OTHER HMV 0
OTHER NON HMV 2
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 36
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 5
TOTAL WARNINGS 38
CALLS FOR SERVICE January 2019
STEALING/THEFT 14
BURGLARY 16
PROPERTY DAMAGE 12
ASSAULT 7
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 20
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 1
NARCOTICS 2
HARASSMENT 8
ALARM 23
FIRES 14
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 11
TRESPASS 16
CIVIL MATTER 189
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 73
DEATH 3
MOTORIST ASSIST 0
911 HANG UP 29
CHECK WELL BEING 16
ANIMAL 29
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 21
MEDICAL 22
CHECK VEHICLE 24
CITIZEN CONCERN 64
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 6
MISCELLANEOUS 59
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 10
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 689
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 11
   

 

Lawrence County 2018 Traffic Stop Reporting Stats Released

As required by the Missouri Attorney Generals Office, the Traffic Stop Reporting Statistics have been submitted for the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office.  This report is required annually by the State of Missouri to track traffic stops conducted by Missouri law enforcement agencies.

Below is a link to the report that was submitted.

2018 Traffic Stop Report

December 2018 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC December 2018
DWI 2
DWR/DWS/NO DL 3
SPEEDING 53
FAIL TO REGISTER 20
LANE VIOLATION 13
FAIL TO STOP 7
NO INSURANCE 3
NO SEAT BELT 1
C AND I DRIVING 4
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 10
NO FRONT PLATE 5
INVESTIGATIVE 2
WARRANT ARREST 13
OTHER HMV 2
OTHER NON HMV 3
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 109
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 14
TOTAL WARNINGS 103
CALLS FOR SERVICE December 2018
STEALING/THEFT 46
BURGLARY 23
PROPERTY DAMAGE 6
ASSAULT 4
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 27
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 4
NARCOTICS 2
HARASSMENT 9
ALARM 21
FIRES 14
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 12
TRESPASS 9
CIVIL MATTER 105
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 71
DEATH 0
MOTORIST ASSIST 3
911 HANG UP 29
CHECK WELL BEING 19
ANIMAL 30
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 46
MEDICAL 22
CHECK VEHICLE 38
CITIZEN CONCERN 56
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 1
MISCELLANEOUS 56
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 13
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 674
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 17
   

 

Deputies Recover Property, Make Arrests in Rash of Vehicle Break-ins

Lawrence County Detectives have cleared several car break-ins in Lawrence County over the past few weeks with the arrest of three (3) people.  The Sheriff's Office credits the quick clearances to the assistance law enforcement agencies both inside and outside of Lawrence County.

Hundreds of dollars of stolen property have also been recovered as a result of the arrests.  Thanks to video's of business and homeowner security camera's, along with tips from citizens, deputies were able to piece together three unrelated vehicle theft rings operating in Lawrence County.

Formal charges have not yet been filed on all of the three suspects but are expected any time.

The Sheriff's Office is currently in the process of returning property to its rightful owners.  There are also several pieces of property that are not identified with current cases.  The Sheriff's Office is asking that if you have had a vehicle break-in within the last 3 weeks to please contact Detective Sgt. James Hammond at 417-466-2131.

This Holiday Season, and All Year Long: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

This Holiday Season, and All Year Long:

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The holidays are a time for friends, family, and co-workers to come together in celebration.  Wherever you are-whether at an office party, a family member’s home, or out at the bar – it is essential that you make the lifesaving choice to drive sober when the party ends.  To help spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving, The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to get drunk drivers off the roads and help save lives.  The national high-visibility enforcement campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from December 13-31, 2018.  During this period, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving, as well as drugged driving, which s on the rise.  Increased State and national messages about the dangers of driving impaired, coupled with enforcement and increased officers on the road, aim to drastically reduce drunk driving on our nation’s roadways.

Sadly, the statistics show that we have a lot of work to do to put an end to drunk driving.  According to NHTSA, 10,874 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2017, equating to one person killed every 48 minutes.  On average, 10,000 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes each year from 2013 to 2017.  That’s the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year, with no survivors.  In December 2017, alone, 885 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver.  This is why the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is working with NHTSA to remind drivers that drunk driving is not only illegal, it is a matter of life and death.  As you head out to enjoy the holiday festivities, remember:  Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Drunk driving isn’t the only risk on the road:  Drug-impaired driving is also an increasing problem on our nation’s roads.  If drivers are impaired by any substance-alcohol or drugs-they should not get behind the wheel of a vehicle.  Driving while impaired is illegal, period.  The bottom line is this:  If You Feel Different, You Drive Different.  Drive High, Get a DUI.  It’s that simple.

“We understand that during the holidays, people are running around, busily checking off items on their to-do list and attending parties,” said Sheriff Brad DeLay.  “We need our community members to slow down and remember:  It’s up to them to make the smart decision to drive sober – during the holidays, and all year long.  Drunk driving is a huge problem in our country, and, unfortunately, we’re seeing a rise in marijuana use and drugged driving, too.  Stay safe and stay sober on the roads.”

Party with a Plan

First and foremost:  Plan ahead.  Be honest with yourself:  You know whether you’ll attend a party.  If you plan to drink, plan for a sober driver to take you home.  Is it your turn to be the designated driver?  Take that role seriously – your friends are relying on you.  Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive.  Even if you’ve only had one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely.

Remember that it is never okay to drink and drive. Even if you’ve only had one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober driver or plan to use public transportation or a ride service to get home safely. Download NHTSA’s SaferRide mobile app, available on Google Play for Android devices: (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhtsa.SaferRide&hl=en), and Appl’s iTunes Store for iOS devices: (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/saferride/id950774008?mt=8), SaferRide allows users to call a taxi or a predetermined friend, and identifies the user’s location so he or she can be picked up. If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact 911. Have a friend who is about to drink and drive? Take the keys away and make arrangements to get your friend home safely.

During the holidays, and every day, please remember that drunk driving isn’t only illegal, it’s deadly.  For more information about the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.

 

 

November 2018 Call Stats Released

TRAFFIC November 2018
DWI 0
DWR/DWS/NO DL 1
SPEEDING 22
FAIL TO REGISTER 12
LANE VIOLATION 6
FAIL TO STOP 9
NO INSURANCE 1
NO SEAT BELT 2
C AND I DRIVING 0
EQUIPMENT VIOLATION 6
NO FRONT PLATE 0
INVESTIGATIVE 1
WARRANT ARREST 4
OTHER HMV 0
OTHER NON HMV 1
TOTAL NUMBER OF STOPS 43
TOTAL NUMBER OF CITATIONS 4
TOTAL WARNINGS 52
CALLS FOR SERVICE November 2018
STEALING/THEFT 34
BURGLARY 12
PROPERTY DAMAGE 11
ASSAULT 6
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE 28
GENERAL DISTURBANCE 0
NARCOTICS 0
HARASSMENT 6
ALARM 27
FIRES 9
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT 19
TRESPASS 3
CIVIL MATTER 29
OFFICER/AGENCY ASSIST 88
DEATH 1
MOTORIST ASSIST 2
911 HANG UP 18
CHECK WELL BEING 15
ANIMAL 26
FOLLOW UP INVESTIGATIONS 48
MEDICAL 19
CHECK VEHICLE 38
CITIZEN CONCERN 54
PSYCHOLOGICAL CALL 5
MISCELLANEOUS 61
EXTRA PATROL REQUEST 3
   
TOTAL CALLS FOR SERVICE 552
TOTAL NUMBER OF ARRESTS 15
   

 

Lawrence County Sheriff's Office Releases Results of Click It or Ticket Enforcement

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office issued zero (0) motorists for not wearing seat belts during the November 8 Click It or Ticket mobilization.  Law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri participated in this statewide effort to get more motorists to buckle up - and save more lives.

During the enforcement effort, deputies issued a total of three (3) traffic citations for various traffic violations.  A total of 25 warnings for various other hazardous moving violations.

Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, nearly one in five Missouri motorists are still not making it click.  Even more concerning, six out of 10 Missourians killed in traffic crashes are unbuckled.

"Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash," stated Sheriff Brad DeLay.  "We will continue to encourage drivers to make a simple, smart choice to buckle up and Arrive Alive."

For more information on Missouri's seat belt use, visit www.saveMOlives.com.  Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.

 

Click It or Ticket

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office will be joining efforts with statewide law enforcement on November 8 for an aggressive "Click It or Ticket" mobilization to get more motorists to buckle up - and save more lives.

Despite evidence proving the benefits of wearing a seat belt, 13 percent of Missouri motorists are still not making it click.  Even worse, 64 percent of occupants killed in 2017 crashes in Missouri were unrestrained.

"Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up Click It or Ticket enforcement," said Sheriff Brad DeLay.  "We'll be out there to remind you seat belts can - and do - save lives."

Buckle Up and Arrive Alive.  For more information on Missouri seat belt usage, visit www.saveMOlives.com.

 

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