Cops join forces over St. Paddy's Day weekend

Cary Ashby • Mar 19, 2014 at 12:35 PM

A joint multi-agency enforcement effort focusing on traffic and criminal patrol efforts took place throughout Huron County this weekend.

The joint effort included the collaboration of the Norwalk, Willard and Bellevue police departments and state Highway Patrol. The agencies formed a joint partnership to initiate the effort in their respective jurisdictions over the St. Patrick's Day weekend.

"The mission of the multi-agency detail was to bring law enforcement agencies together in an effort to address concerns regarding traffic safety and criminal activity. All 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," said Lt. Douglas Hamman, Norwalk post commander for the patrol.

Officers made nine criminal arrests, investigated eight drug cases and arrested six people on outstanding arrests.

Authorities also made 87 traffic enforcement stops, four driving-under-the-influence arrests, 11 driving-under-suspension arrests and issued 18 seatbelt citations, 174 warnings and 76 motor vehicle defects.

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