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Allegany County Public Safety Report – September 2022

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Michael T. Baldwin reports

Allegany County 1st Assistant District Attorney Ian Jones reported there were 23 new felony cases opened in September, the same as in August but up 65% from September 2021. He noted 44 new misdemeanor cases opened and the Office logged 102 Violation cases. In total, as of September, Allegany County has opened a total of 163 new felony cases, down slightly from a year ago.

Allegany County Sheriff Whitney reports that his office last month generated $46,080 in revenue for housing Federal incarcerated individuals in Belmont. He said the average daily jail population was 66, 48 of whom were local residents. Of the 28 that were booked in during September, 26 were men and 2 were females. Whitney said the latest Civil Division reports shows 73 processes were served and the Department collected $55,405.61 in undertaking, fines, bail, fees and money judgments.

The Allegany County Probation Department says that it currently has 199 active supervision cases. Officials say the transition for the new department director, Scott Grantier, is “going well.” He is requesting to fill two vacancies to include a Probation Supervisor and a Probation Officer Trainee position.

In September, the Public Defender’s Office received 162 applications. It opened 39 new misdemeanor files, six violent felony 10 felony files nine parole violations and post disposition for a total of 64 criminal files. There were 40 Family Court files.

The Allegany County 911 Center in September handled a total of 4,295 calls for service, including 967 EMS calls, 244 fire calls, 8 hazmat callouts, 2,910 police requests and 166 others (SPCA, Health Dept., Coroner, etc.)

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