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Wallingford overrun with September burglaries

By Staff | Oct 7, 2008

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Department was inundated in September with three incidents of breaking and entering reports in the City of Wallingford and each involving the theft of money.

According to Sheriff Larry Lamack, he noted in his monthly report that all three occurred on Sept.13. The department soon learned other small businesses in Dickinson nd Kossuth County were also targeted on that same date.

Also in September, reports were also received on two car burglaries in Maple Hill and Ringsted. Suspects removed a gun and binoculars from one vehicle while the other burglary involved the theft of money.

Lamack said his department also received information of an alleged sexual assault of a male juvenile by an adult male. Other departmental investigations included two reports of mailbox vandalism.

The sheriff said all of these investigations are continuing.

In other matters, his department teamed up with the Armstrong Police Department to execute two search warrants for drugs and drug paraphernalia. One search warrant was executed in that municipality and the other one was in Ringsted. The arrest of four individuals was the end result. All of them were charged with possession of marijuana.

Teaming up with the Sheriff’s Reserves, Lamack and the deputies helped with traffic control during annual Peterson Point celebration. Additional traffic control was provided when the Black Knights sponsored their Sunday drag races.

Only 28 citations were issued during the 30 days of September, including: speeding, 15; trespass, 1; no driver’s license, 3; no insurance, 1; possession of marijuana, 2; and possession of alcohol under the legal age, 2.

There were 79 calls for services including four school bus violations because motorists failed to stop for stopped school buses with the stop arm extended, and two accidents, one of which was involved personal injury.

A total of 34 prisoners were processed into the Emmet County Jail and the department scheduled the transport of one adult and five juveniles to other facilities.

The civil division of the department oversaw 155 civil process documentation with 40 arrest warrants, 73 small claims, 32 garnishments, four sheriff sale, among other action.