Written by John Plestina
Wolf Point Police Chief Jeff Harada presented his department’s April activity report to the Wolf Point City Council during their monthly meeting Monday, May 19, that showed crime rising in the city.
The department responded to 477 complaints in April, an increase from 460 one year earlier. There was a 4 percent increase in 911 emergency calls for service.
Combined arrests and tickets totaled 129 in April, a 68 percent increase since April 2013 with 77. Eighty-nine of the 129 citations were non-traffic criminal citations.
The animal control officer impounded 40 dogs, released 21 to the owners, adopted out 18 and euthanized one. He licensed 19 dogs, collected $95 in license fees and $438 in impoundment fees.
Police officers drove 5,699 miles while patrolling during April and the animal control officer drive 909 miles for the same period.
On a more pleasant note, Harada reported that the WPPD co-sponsored the annual Easter egg hunt with the Optimist Club of Wolf Point Saturday, April 19, on the lawn at Faith Lutheran Home. Harada said eager children picked up 4,500 plastic eggs filled with candy.