Anna police: More than 250 calls require response

The Anna Police Department reported 251 calls which required a response during May.

The department's activities are highlighted in a monthly reported shared by Anna Police Chief Mike Hunter.

In addition to the number of calls requiring a response, the report showed the following statistics:

Monthly Activities

Number of walk-in requests, 128. Number of traffic stops, 93. Number of crashes handled, 15. Number of vehicles impounded, 7. Number of motorists assisted, 15. 

Number of criminal arrests, 19. Number of traffic citations, 53. Number of written warnings, 65. Number of code violations cited, 3.

Number of miles patrolled, 4,151. Hours worked, 968.

Investigative Case Reports

Total cases approved, 36. Submitted for prosecution, 21. Pending investigation, 10. Cases closed, 21.

Investigator's Report

Department investigator Bryan Watkins reported that during May, 17 criminal complaints were reported.

Of those, nine incident reports were submitted to the Union County state's attorney's office for prosecution.

A majority of the complaints during May dealt with theft and/or fraudulent activity.

One death investigation was conducted. (The investigation involved the discovery of a man's body in a dumpster in Jonesboro.) 

Watkins reported that the death was determined to be accidental. The Illinois State Police and the Union County Sheriff's Office initially were called to handle the investigation, but it was determined that the death more than likely occurred inside Anna's jurisdiction, then it was handed over to the Anna Police Department.

In less than 24 hours, the Anna Police Department was able to make a certain determination about the manner of death.

Watkins reported that two cases utilized social media, which allowed the police department to identify persons involved in open investigations.

He noted that the use of the Anna Police Department's Facebook page "is still proving itself in a positive manner."

Watkins was called to testify in front of the Union County grand jury. He was asked to give testimony in five different cases which led to indictments.

Two local people were convicted of sex crimes and sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections as a result of investigations conducted by the Anna Police Department.


The Gazette-Democrat

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