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Office of the Eaton County Sheriff - Weekly Update

Posted on: June 27, 2022

Weekly Update Article June 27, 2022

From June 19-26, 2022, Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 815 calls for service/events.  Our higher call volumes occurred in the following areas:  Traffic Stops-145, Assist Citizen/Motorist Assist-47, Traffic Violations-45, Suspicious Situations/Subject/Vehicle-45, Check Well Beings-33, Traffic Hazards-28, Alarms-27, Shoplifting Complaints-24, Property Damage Crashes-21, Car/Deer Accidents-20, Domestic Disputes-19, Civil Complaints- 17, MDOP-17, Larcenies-16, Personal Injury Crashes-15, and Threats-11.

FIREWORKS SAFETY - 

The July 4th holiday will be upon us in a few days.   With this holiday comes family gatherings and picnics that often culminate in fireworks.  Check your local areas for public firework displays, not all cities are hosting these events yet.  

If you choose to use legal fireworks, be sure to follow the following safety tips:

  • Never allow young children to handle fireworks
  • Older children should use them only under close adult supervision
  • Never use fireworks while impaired by drugs or alcohol
  • Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear
  • Never hold lighted fireworks in your hands
  • Never light them indoors
  • Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person
  • Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting
  • Never ignite devices in a container
  • Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks
  • Soak both spent and unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding
  • Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire
  • Never use illegal fireworks

Sparklers Are Dangerous - Every year, young children can be found along parade routes and at festivals with sparklers in hand, but sparklers are a lot more dangerous than most people think.  Sparklers burn at about 2,000 degrees – hot enough to melt some metals. Sparklers can quickly ignite clothing, and children have received severe burns from dropping sparklers on their feet.  Consider using safe alternatives, such as glow sticks, confetti poppers or colored streamers.

Yours in Public Safety,

Sheriff Tom Reich

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