Cops make 172 traffic stops, 29 criminal arrests during joint effort

Cary Ashby • Oct 9, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Authorities made 11 drunken driving arrests, seized 2 pounds of marijuana and $1,691 cash as part of a joint multi-agency enforcement effort in Huron County this weekend.

The two-day effort, which ran from Friday until early Sunday morning, took place to focus on traffic and criminal patrol efforts, along with serving outstanding arrest warrants. Police from Norwalk, Willard and Bellevue collaborated with troopers from the state Highway Patrol.

"All (the) agencies involved brought a variety of resources to the table and the sharing of those resources was invaluable to the overall mission of the detail in making the roads and communities safe for all motorists and residents in Huron County," the leaders of those law enforcement agencies said in a prepared statement.

There were 172 traffic enforcement stops. Out of them stemmed 11 driving-under-the influence arrests, 16 arrests for motorists driving with a suspended license, 36 seatbelt violation citations, 498 warnings and 127 vehicle defects.

In addition, there were 29 criminal arrests (on four felonies and 25 misdemeanors) and 20 drug cases (three felonies and 17 misdemeanors). Authorities also served 13 warrants and used one search warrant.

The officers seized 2 pounds of marijuana, 49 dosage units of prescription narcotics, one recovered stolen vehicle and $1,691 in cash.

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