More felony cases, more arrests

SANDUSKY Felony cases are on the rise. That's one of the findings revealed in Sandusk
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

SANDUSKY

Felony cases are on the rise.

That's one of the findings revealed in Sandusky Municipal Court's 2007 annual report.

In 2007 there were 1,108 felony cases filed compared to 1,062 the year before. Overall there were more than 12,000 new criminal cases filed, up more than 1,000, the report states.

Meanwhile, restructuring of duty assignments and increased enforcement efforts from officers led to higher arrest numbers in 2007, said Sandusky police acting chief Charlie Sams.

The department's annual report released Wednesday also shows higher numbers for traffic citations.

This past year there were 209 stop sign citations issued alongside 495 speeding citations and 229 red light citations. Numbers in each of those categories are up more than 100 from the year before, the report indicates.

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