Police Log - Sutton MA Police Department


Mar 07 - Mar 13, 2011

Again this week we had no deer hits at all. Great driving everyone! We did have two breaking-and-enterings, so make sure you keep your doors locked.

It was an odd week for 911 calls - there were a ton of them and people were calling for issues about noise and animals. Usually there's only a few 911 calls in a given week and they're all medical emergencies. This week it was as if everyone decided to use the number. It's hard to tell from a one-line on a police report, but generally I would think if there was a noisy neighbor or a barking dog that I'd call the police regular line and not 911. It makes me curious what types of issues they were reporting. When it says "animal complaint" does it mean the neighbor's dog was barking incessantly, or that a black bear was trying to get into their house?

Based on the raw data, here is the breakdown of what the police worked on this week. There were 292 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 24 911 calls this week which is a fairly high number. Most weeks it's more like 15 911 calls. 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!

Mon 3/07/11
6:01pm - West Sutton Road - burglary / breaking & entering
8:35pm - Putnam Hill Road - ATV Accident

Fri 3/11/11
3:10am - Rte 146 - WF - operating with suspended license
2:46pm - Hartness Road - burglary / breaking & entering

Sun 3/13/11
6:13pm - Central Turnpike - JW larceny over $250, JW (different person same initials) larceny over $250

The burglaries aren't anywhere near each other - one's east of 146, while the other is west of 146.


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 7628.5%
AREA CHECK4718%
RADAR217.9%
SUSPICIOUS176.4%
GENERAL166.0%
MEDICAL ASSIST145.2%
SCHOOL BUS WATCH124.5%
OFFICER FIELD124.5%
BUSINESS CHECK93.4%
ANIMAL COMPLAINTS83.0%
INFORMATION72.6%
ASSIST CITIZENS72.6%
FIRE62.2%
HOUSE ALARM41.5%
DISTURBANCE / NOISE31.1%
ERRATIC OPERATOR31.1%
POWER31.1%
DISABLED VEHICLE31.1%
STOP SIGN WATCH31.1%
MV ACCIDENT20.7%
BUSINESS ALARM20.7%
BURGLARY / B+E20.7%
COD20.7%
ABANDONED VEHICLE20.7%
STREET SIGN / ROAD DEFECT20.7%
VANDALISM10.4%
ILLEGAL DUMPING10.4%
91110.4%
SUMMONS SERVED10.4%
COMMUNITY POLICING10.4%
ASSIST OTHER AGENCY10.4%
LARCENY > 25010.4%
BAR CHECK10.4%
LARCENY < 25010.4%


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