Sheriff’s office issues new report
By Dean Shipley
With the new year comes a new report from law enforcement in the village of Mt. Sterling.
Madison County sheriff’s deputy Jack Dill issued Monday evening the first of what will be a monthly report on the activity of the sheriff’s office (SO) in the village.
Far and away the most activity garnering the SO’s attention is related to motor vehicles.
At the top of the list are traffic stops with 30 from Jan. 18 to Feb. 9. Following at just under 50 percent of that number are reports of suspicious vehicles with 14. In between are “reports taken” with 22.
Rounding out the top five are 10 civil process/nuisance notices filed and nine domestic/neighbor disputes.
Dill told the council from the nuisance reports one complaint has resulted in charges and another complaint has resulted in compliance within a few days.
Dill said six parking warnings have resulted compliance.
The council passed its resolution to amend the rules of council.
The nuisance abatement committee will meet at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20 at the town hall.
It was reported by council member Jim Davis the Tri-County Fire Department discussed setting up a water rescue squad because of its close proximity to Deer Creek Lake and area ponds.