Overall the Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 817 calls for service/events. Our higher call volumes were in the following areas: Traffic Stops-131, Suspicious Subject/Situation/Vehicle-50, Traffic Violations-39, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assists-37, Property Damage Crashes-30, Check Well Beings-27, Traffic Hazards-26, Shoplifting Complaints-25, Alarms-24, Domestic Disputes-19, Car/Deer Accidents-17, Larcenies-17, Civil Complaints-16, Suicidal Threat or Attempt-13, Assaults-12, and Personal Injury Crashes-10.
The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Since January 1, 2021, the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office has responded to 585 domestic dispute calls for service. Domestic disputes are not just between husbands and wives, but are also between parents and their kids, boyfriends and girlfriends, grandkids and grandparents, etc. It’s not just punches and black eyes -- it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. It’s stealing a paycheck, keeping tabs online, non-stop texting, constant use the silent treatment, or calling someone stupid so often they believe it.
If you know someone or maybe are a victim yourself, there are many national and local resources dedicated to offering assistance, services, or maybe you just need someone to listen. Here are just a few –
- National Domestic Violence Hotline - www.ndvh.org, phone: 800-799-(SAFE) 7233
Locally, we are fortunate to have –
Yours in Public Safety,
Sheriff Tom Reich