Lacey cops kept busy over summer 2013, the department reported this week.
The statistics for the 62-day period between July 1 thru Aug. 31 show officers responded to a total of 6,103 calls for service, resulting in 214 physical arrests. That translates to between three and four arrests per day.
Out of the 214 arrests, 51 were for drug offenses – including nine for distribution within Lacey Township. Another 32 of the arrests were for driving while intoxicated, police said.
In other police news, September began with two investigations, police said:
On Monday, officers responded to a call on Arborridge Drive in the Sea Breeze Development in Forked River, where a resident reported that upon arriving home, he observed an unknown man wearing a
black tee-shirt standing next to his
home. The man fled when the resident pulled into his driveway, police said.
On Tuesday, an unknown person or persons stole a tire and a rim that were located
in the driveway of a Williams Avenue residence in Forked River, a resident reported. The resident said that he had just removed the tire from the vehicle only minutes prior,
when he came back to find that the tire and rim had been stolen.
The victim told police that he observed a white pickup truck in the area just
prior to the theft but could not provide a more detailed description.
The 14″ silver rim and 14″ tire were valued at $100.