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2007 yields 1500 Avery arrests PDF Print
Friday, 28 December 2007 05:52
Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye says his department has reached 1500 arrests for 2007.

That’s about an 16.5 percent increase from last year, he says. 305 people face drug charges- a 31 percent increase from last year. The office has been dispatched to 7,380 calls. He looks forward to his second year in office. 


Additional statistics:


159 people have been charged with DWI: a 21 percent increase over last year.


705 civil papers have been served, a 41 percent increase over last year.


85 people face domestic violence charges for 2007.


93 breaking and entering or larceny charges have been issued.


Sheriff Kevin Frye released the following statement:


“We have been extremely busy this year, and I am very proud of my staff for the work they have done. We could not have accomplished what we have without the dedicated and professional personnel we have. They come to work each day with the service of Avery County citizens foremost in their minds. We have been dispatched to nearly one call per hour, 24 hours per day, every single day of the year, yet we have still put forth the effort to offer some new programs especially for our youth and elderly, and increased our productivity. I am especially proud of the work we have done on drug enforcement and increased patrols. I look forward to providing even better services to the citizens of Avery County during the next year. We will continue to strive to become better in our service to the people during this upcoming year.”

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