Michael T. Baldwin Reports
In April, the Allegany County District Attorney’s Office opened 16 new felony cases. That’s down by one from March. Misdemeanor and violation cases were also down more noticeably from March.
The Allegany County Public Defender’s is looking to beef up its ranks. In her monthly report to the Public Safety Committee, Public Defender Barbara Kelley will ask for the creation of a new Paralegal position at an annual salary of $45,000. That salary would be funded by the Statewide Expansion of Hurell-Harring Grant. If approved, the new Indigent Defense position would be filled until 2022. The primary responsibility of the paralegal would be management of discovery provided under recent reforms.
The Allegany County Jail generated $88,920 in April for housing inmates. The average daily population was 67. The Civil Division served 89 civil processes and collected $45,586.89.
The Allegany County 911 Center handled a total of 3,702 calls for service in April. Medical Transport Service handled the most EMS calls with 175, followed by Wellsville Ambulance with 150. On the fire side, Wellsville also led the stats with 19 calls, followed by Bolivar with 14 and Alfred with 13.