By LeAnn R. Ralph
BOYCEVILLE — The Boyceville Police Department responded to 747 incidents in 2013.
Boyceville Police Chief Dan Wellumson reported at the Boyceville Village Board’s January 13 meeting that the total for 2013 was almost 100 more incidents than in 2012.
The incidents for 2013 included 295 service calls, 195 traffic, 143 ordinance violations, 57 criminal incidents and 56 assists.
The service calls included 32 record checks, twenty-six 911 disconnects, 25 investigations, 17 assist citizens, 16 suspicious persons, 12 welfare checks, 12 residence checks, 12 civil matters, and 11 assist motorists.
The traffic calls included 36 traffic warnings for moving violations, 35 equipment violation warnings, 28 driving complaints, 24 parking violations, eight traffic accidents non-reportable, eight traffic accidents with property damage, four snowmobile violations, and three all-terrain vehicle violations.
The ordinance violations included 33 animals at large, 22 abandoned property or vehicle violations, 22 grass violations, 19 snow removal violations, and 13 disorderly conduct violations.
The criminal incidents included eight harassment/phone calls, six vandalisms, five stalkings, four thefts, three burglaries, three liquor sales to minors, three sex offenses, three physical child abuses, three domestic disturbances, three batteries, two trespassing, one possession of drug paraphernalia, one drug possession, one drug sale, and one bail jumping.
The assists included 36 assists to the Dunn County Sheriff’s Department, 11 EMS calls, five fire calls, and two assists to social services. In December, the Boyceville Police Department responded to 63 incidents.
In other business, the Boyceville Village Board:
• Learned that during the recent sub-zero weather, the Pleasant Valley trailer court had seven frozen, broken water meters. Don Rose, director of public works, reported that he had notified trailer court management of the necessity to communicate the need for heat tape to residents.
• Learned that notifications have been sent out to all utilities, such as electrical and telephone, for the Safe Routes to School project. Some utilities will have to relocate to accommodate the project.
• Approved a bartender operator’s license for Rachel Fritsche, who is planning to work at the Eagle’s Nest.
• Approved a building permit for Gerald Smith for 1001 Main Street to remodel the building for offices.