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Mayor,       Richard Fox
Chief,         Kerry Kothbauer
Sergeant,   Stephen Nuffer
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This weeks call report.............


* Break in on Hancock
* Civil matter
* Harassment Call

I was out of town last weekend, but these crimes were reported to me by phone. Remember always contact 911 if it is an emergency. 






Updated July 29,  2014
S. Nuffer



















Just as soon as the weather gets warm it seems like crime picks up in our town. Mostly stolen gasoline.  Keep your guard up especially between the hours of 1:00am to 5:00am. Last year that is when most of the break ins occurred. I am working as much as possible in the early morning hours. Please make sure you make it hard for thieves to break in. Lights are very important, locking your property up is also very important. If you can afford it purchase a camera system like many have done. We will do our best to help during these hot summer nights to protect your property. 
Warm Weather means Prowlers

​Report any suspicious activity by calling 911. This increases the chances of catching the crooks in action!

July 29, 2014
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Craigsville Police Department
Craigsville gets a new patrol vehicle!
Good news, the bicycle that was stolen has been recovered thanks to a concerned citizen. 

Thanks
Steve Nuffer
This could happen to you! So beware!

Here are 10 interesting things that you ought to know about drinking and driving. If you like these, there are literally a couple hundred more statistics and tidbits like them available on the MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) website.

1. Alcohol-related fatalities are caused primarily by the    
    consumption of beer (80%) followed by liquor/wine (20%) 
2. There is considerable evidence that laws that lower the
    illegal BAC limit from .10 to .08 can reduce alcohol-related
    fatalities by an average of 7%. [ref.] 
3. Access to an unlimited amount of alcohol for a flat fee
    increases the number of drinks in a sitting by 1.6 drinks on
    average. 
4. From 1975 through 2005, it is estimated that safety belts
    saved 211,128 lives, including 15,632 lives saved in 2005. If
    all passenger vehicle occupants over age 4 wore safety
    belts, 20,960 lives (that is, an additional 5,328) could have
    been saved in 2005. 
5. A standard drink is defined as 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces
    of wine or 1.5 ounces of 72-proof distilled spirits, all of
    which contain the same amount of alcohol – about .54
    ounces. 
6. The average person metabolizes alcohol at the rate of about
    one drink per hour. Only time will sober a person up.
    Drinking strong coffee, exercising or taking a cold shower
    will not help. 
7. The rate of alcohol involvement in fatal crashes is more than
    3 times higher at night than during the day (59% vs. 18%).
    For all crashes, the alcohol involvement rate is 5 times
    higher at night (16% vs. 3%). 
8. Impairment is not determined by the type of drink, but
    rather by the amount of alcohol ingested over a specific
    period of time. 
9. There is evidence that heavier drinkers prefer to drink at
    bars and other persons’ homes, and at multiple locations
    requiring longer driver distances. Young drivers have been
    found to prefer drinking at private parties, while older, more
    educated drivers prefer bars and taverns. 
10. Among persons aged 12 or older, males were nearly twice
     as likely as females (16.3% vs. 8.6%) to drive under the
     influence of alcohol in the past year.