Weston police receive thousands of calls for service

Weston PoliceThe Weston Police Department provides emergency services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

According to the police chief’s office, the department received 6,273 calls for service in fiscal year 2012 (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012).

Of those calls for service, there were:

• 2,010 crime-related calls.

• 1,900 motor vehicle calls.

• 2,334 calls for general services.

• 29 criminal arrests — 27 adults and two juveniles. Of the arrests, seven were for driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol.

• 170 motor vehicle accidents.

• 415 motor vehicle stops (210 arrests, 252 written warnings issued, 40 verbal warnings).

• 657 road/traffic complaints.

• 111 motor vehicle complaints.

Police investigations included:

• Nine burglaries.

• 39 larceny thefts.

• One motor vehicle theft.

• 42 complaints of fraud.

• 23 assaults and/or cases of intimidation.

• Two sex offenses.

• 16 disorderly conducts.

• 12 death investigations.

• 11 missing persons.

• Two runaways.

• 48 vandalism calls — 29 calls about property damage.

• 58 animal complaints.

• 232 reports of suspicious incidents.

• 121 reports of suspicious vehicles.

• 81 reports of suspicious persons.

• 11 gunshot/hunting complaints.

Not all police calls in 2011-12 were related to crimes or criminal activity. Alarms took up a significant amount of the department’s time with 1,115 alarm calls reported.

In addition to their own matters, police assisted the Fire Department 161 times and Weston Emergency Medical Services 410 times.

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