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Enforcement statistics released for Colorado River Station

June 26, 2018

NEEDLES — Each year, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department compiles year-end statistics for areas within its jurisdiction. The department released the 2017 year-end crimes statistics for Needles’ Colorado River Station to the city council last month.

According to the background information provided by city staff, the overall workload during 2017 increased in total call volume, reports taken, adult bookings and traffic collisions with staffing levels remaining unchanged.

Station activity was reported with comparisons between 2016 and 2017.

• Calls for service: 11,165 in 2016 and 11,784 in 2017.

• Deputy reports: 1,266 in 2016 and 1,311 in 2017.

• Adult bookings: 785 in 2016 and 796 in 2017.

• Traffic collisions investigated: 45 in 2016 and 68 in 2017.

• Traffic citations issued: 800 in 2016 and 630 in 2017.

• Residents per deputy: 719 in 2016 and 721 in 2017.

• Patrol deputies remained the same in 2016 and 2017 with seven.

Part 1 crime statistics in the city of Needles no murder or manslaughter incidents in 2016 or 2017; three rapes in 2016 and four in 2017; 38 aggravated assaults in 2016 and 29 in 2017; 87 simple assaults in 2016 and 97 in 2017; 67 burglaries in 2016 and 57 in 2017; 77 incidents of larceny in 2016 and 104 in 2017; and their were 17 cases of grand theft auto in each of the two years.

Burglaries, broken into categories, showed 47 residential burglaries in 2016 and 37 in 2017; six commercial burglaries in 2016, and seven in 2017; three burglaries of institutions in 2016 and none in 2017. All other categories of burglaries totaled nine in 2016, 10 in 2017.

Larceny statistics indicated 14 shoplifting cases in 2016, 13 in 2017; theft from vehicle 18 in both 2016 and 2017; four bicycles stolen in 2016, five in 2017; and all other categories 41 in 2016, 68 in 2017.

The background information goes on to list the special events or projects the sheriff department assisted in included the annual Christmas parade, Run For The Wall, providing Route 66 Hot Boat and Custom Car Show security and a boating safety booth, off-highway vehicle assistance at the annual Needles Rodeo Poker Run, providing security during the Needles Rodeo, additional patrol staffing at Jack Smith Park during holiday weekends and driving under the influence patrols during holiday seasons.