April 12, 2024

Rutland PD Sees Increase in Service Calls

RUTLAND, Ohio – Village Marshal and Chief of Police Kyle E. Calendine reports that the Village of Rutland Police Department answered a total of 40 calls for police service during the month of February, 2022, a 90.4% increase compared to calls requiring Village police during the month of January.

Among the calls, the Village Police Department conducted 34 traffic stops on motorists observed of violating the Village Traffic Code. Of those traffic stops, 13 charges of violations were filed through Rutland Mayor’s Court and two charges were filed through Meigs County Court. The charges include nine speed violations, four driving under suspension violations and one fictitious plate violation. Officers issued a total of 22 warnings for traffic violations. Other calls answered by Rutland Police include a parking complaint, burglary and an open door.

Rutland Police arrested three persons, two of which were felony warrant arrests and one of which was a misdemeanor warrant arrest. Additionally, the Police Department impounded one vehicle.

A total of 71.5 auxiliary police hours were logged, saving taxpayers $1,072.47 in payroll and fringe benefits expenses. Additionally, donations satisfied cruiser fuel expenses during the month of February.

“The marshal’s report serves as a clear indication of a need for police enforcement in the Village of Rutland,” comments Mayor Eblin. “Given our financial hardship, the continuance of sustained and increased police protection would not be possible without the voluntary service of our police officers; and not only them, but all public safety personnel in our Village, from our volunteer firefighters to our EMT’s. We thank all them for their selfless dedication.”

To report an emergency to Rutland Police, call 911. An officer on duty or a deputy sheriff will be dispatched. As always, non-emergency complaints may be reported by calling the Village Hall at (740) 742 2121, submitting a complaint online at www.villageofrutland.org/my-rutland/citizen-watch, or speaking with an officer on duty.