Overall the Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 950 calls for service/events. Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas: Alarms (34), Car/Deer Accidents (55), Assist Citizen/Motorist Assists (46), Check Well Beings (27), Domestic Disputes (12), Shoplifting Complaints (22), Larcenies (22), Car in the Ditch (59), Property Damage Hit & Run (10), Personal Injury Crashes (13), Property Damage Crashes (76), Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle (33), Traffic Hazards (36), Traffic Stops (128), Traffic Violations (33), and Civil Complaints (11).
It doesn’t seem possible that next Thursday is Thanksgiving already, followed by “Black Friday”. With the holidays upon us, please keep the following things in mind while you’re out shopping:
Park in well-lit, well-trafficked areas and always lock your car.
Never keep packages in plain view in your car. Keep them in the truck or covered by a blanket.
When possible, use the buddy system while shopping.
Carry your purse close to your body or a wallet in your front pocket.
Another event I’m excited to remind you about taking place next weekend is the annual Fill-A-Cop Car event. Law enforcement officers from the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office, Charlotte Police Department, Eaton Rapids Police Department, Potterville Police Department, and Michigan State Police will be at the following locations on Saturday, November 30th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., accepting donations of non-perishable items that will be taken to area food banks:
Carl’s Supermarket – Dimondale
Meijer – W. Saginaw in Delta Township
Dollar General – Potterville
Family Fare – Eaton Rapids
Wal-Mart – Delta Township and Charlotte
Kroger – Delta Township
Eaton County citizens have always overwhelmingly supported this need in our local communities. The response is always tremendous and each year seems to surpass the year before. Please post a reminder to yourself to donate at one of the above locations. No donation is too big or too small, and every item is greatly appreciated by the participating law enforcement agencies, area food banks, and people in need.
Yours in Public Safety,
Sheriff Tom Reich