North Collins Village Police report for April 2012
In April, the North Collins Police Officers were on duty for varied shifts including 5 to 11 p.m. or 6 p.m. to midnight on weekdays, with patrols of 4:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. or 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturday nights. Sunday Patrols were from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for church traffic details.
The department responded to a total of 42 various requests for Police, which included traffic stops:
One motor vehicle accident
Four funeral details
Four court details
Three suspicious vehicles
Two erratic vehicle operation reports
Three parking complaints
Two EMS assits to the North Collins Emergency Squad
Two assists to other police agencies
Two community service details
Regular property checks were conducted of schools, businesses, public property and vacant properties. Regular curfew checks were conducted.
The North Collins Police Department issued 17 traffic tickets in April. These included 13 tickets for speeding, with speeds ranging from 46 MPH in a 35 MPH zone to 57 MPH in a 35 MPH zone. Tickets were also issued for 58 MPH in a 40 MPH on Route 62 at Halley Road, and 55 MPH in a 40 MPH zone on Sisson Highway at Langford Road. The average for village speeding tickets was 49 MPH in the 35 MPH zone. Two tickets were issued for cell phone use, one ticket was issued for seat belt use and one ticket was issued for passing on the right.
The community service details were:
A presentation to the North Collins Senior Citizen organization. This special detail included a presentation regarding the expired drug drop program. After this presentation, Jen Alessi presented a program on Senior Citizen frauds and scams.
The North Collins Police Department joined with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency in providing a collection center for expired and outdated medications. This program helps to avoid mishaps in expired medication use as well as eliminates medication deterring drug abuse by unauthorized users. Two Officers were assigned to this detail to collect these medications as well as to provide a pick-up service to village and town residents who were not able to drop this medication at the Police Station. This program appeared to be highly successful as 136 pounds of expired and unused medications as well as three boxes of old needles that were meant to be used for diabetic injections and allergic reaction injections. All collected drugs and needles were submitted to the DEA for disposal.
Both of these Community Service Details received a number of compliments and gratitude from the community.