Police Log - Sutton MA Police Department


Feb 14 - Feb 21, 2011

Again this week we had no deer hits at all. Great driving everyone! A fairly quiet week which then had some excitement at the end. I really got to wondering this week - the majority of what our police do day in and day out is watch for and pull over cars. What did police do back in the days before cars? Watch for horses going by? Did they get to spend more time on more interesting activities? Just how did our society turn into such a car-based society so that so much of our effort is dedicated to moving vehicles? Just an odd thing.

Based on the raw data, here is the breakdown of what the police worked on this week. There were 284 items on my report (which had a few things removed).

The number of events the police handled on each day of the week:
Sutton MA Police Log

A breakdown of the types of events they handled this week, with the most frequent ones on the left:
Sutton MA Police Log

A 209A is a restraining order. COD is Cop On Duty / Court Duty. It's listed in relationship to the Uxbridge Court House and typically involves an officer appearing at court in relationship to testifying about tickets / arrests / etc.

There were 15 911 calls this week. Note the reason there are fewer on the above graph is that if a 911 call comes in for something specific - like "Medical Assist" - that's what I file it under. I only leave it under "911" if it's something generic.

The same figures in a pie chart, which helps to demonstrate that motor vehicle issues were by far the most common event the police dealt with:
Sutton MA Police Log

Please let me know if you'd like to see any other views of the police log data!

Interesting Items
Of course this means they're intersting by my definition :) I have to choose somehow!

Tue Feb 15
3:41pm - station - JB larceny by check under $250

Wed Feb 16
2:42am - Rte 146 - YB operating mv with suspended license, marked lanes violation
11:35am - Uxbridge Rd - LG larceny by check under $250

Thu Feb 17
2:19am - Rte 146 - AD OUI Liquor

Fri Feb 18
9:06pm - Purgatory Rd - JS disturbance

Sat Feb 19
3:35am - Central Turnpike - CH OUI liquor, marked lanes violation, lights violation, speeding, negligent operation
8:50pm - Highland View Drive - structure fire

Sun Feb 20
9:05pm - Singletary Ave, five different people were arrested:
* TB B&E building nighttime for felony, larceny from building
* IW B&E building nighttime for felony, larceny from building
* RG B&E building nighttime for felony, larceny from building
* JP B&E building nighttime for felony, larceny from building
* BE B&E building nighttime for felony, larceny from building
The five males are aged 17-19 and are from Sutton, Millbury, and Shrewsbury.

The Raw Data

Here are the numbers these charts and reports were drawn from! I have to hand enter these into Excel from a many-page paper printout, so I apologize if I miscounted something by accident.

MOTOR VEHICLE 7728.8%
AREA CHECK5119%
RADAR249.0%
BUSINESS CHECK207.5%
GENERAL197.1%
MEDICAL ASSIST114.1%
SUSPICIOUS93.4%
ANIMAL COMPLAINTS62.2%
FIRE62.2%
HOUSE ALARM62.2%
SCHOOL BUS WATCH62.2%
DISABLED VEHICLE62.2%
ASSIST OTHER AGENCY51.9%
STREET SIGN / ROAD DEFECT51.9%
91141.5%
COD31.1%
FRAUD / CURRENCY31.1%
STOP SIGN WATCH31.1%
DISTURBANCE / NOISE20.7%
ABANDONED VEHICLE20.7%
OFFICER FIELD20.7%
TRESSPASS10.4%
TRAINING10.4%
HOUSE CHECK10.4%
NEIGHBOR DISPUTE10.4%
TRAFFIC / PARKING COMPLAINT10.4%
DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE10.4%
ERRATIC OPERATOR10.4%
COMMUNITY POLICING10.4%
MV ACCIDENT10.4%
OBSCENE / ANNOY CALL10.4%
POWER10.4%
LARCENY > 25010.4%
BAR CHECK10.4%
LARCENY < 25010.4%


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