09/14/13   City Department heads presented their monthly reports for August during a recent Board of Public Works and Safety meeting.

Plymouth Police Chief Dave Bacon’s staff answered 772 calls for information, conducted 352 traffic stops, investigated 241 complaints and responded to 187 calls from the 9-1-1 dispatch center.  City Officers conducted 118 investigations in August, attended to 59 civil matters, conducted 35 security checks, issued 21 $2 parking tickets and did 45 vehicle checks.  Plymouth Police Officers made 23 traffic arrests, responded to 33 alarms, checked 25 suspicious vehicles, investigated 19 theft reports, made 38 criminal arrests and responded to 20 accidents.

Plymouth officers were dispatched to check on 17 suspicious persons, responded to 16 juvenile complaints, and conducted 14 warrant services.  The city’s K9 Jax was used 16 times, officers conducted 13 welfare checks, responded to 2 battery complaints and enacted the Merchant Protection Plan 9 times.  Officers located 3 open doors or windows, assisted with 5 lockouts and responded to 2 unwanted guest complaints. 

Fire Chief Rod Miller’s Staff responded to 178 alarm situations in August.  140 of those calls were EMS incidents and 10 were medical assists.  During August 12 time emergency responders were cancelled in route and they were dispatched to 3 false alarms.

Fire situations in August included 1 controlled burn, 1 excessive heat call, 1 report of smoke, 1 system malfunction 1 rescue call and 1 unintentional system operations.  There were 2 combustible spills or leaks, 2 other fires 3 vehicle fires and 3 vegetation fires.  Last month firefighters also responded to 10 medical assists calls. 

Fire Chief Miller also presented a breakdown of the 178 calls in the county.  Out of 178 alarms 124 of those alarms took place in Plymouth, 24 in Center Township, 21 West Township and 2 in LaPaz.  Plymouth emergency crews also responded to 4 paramedic assists with Lakeville/LaPaz, 2 paramedic assists with Culver, and 1 paramedic assist with Walkerton.