BV chief presents annual report

Friday, January 19, 2018

Berryville Police Chief Robert Bartos presented the annual police report to the Berryville City Council at its Tuesday meeting.

In 2017, Bartos said the department issued 1,443 traffic citations, reported 193 accidents, served 92 warrants, and did 70 VIN verifications and 165 fingerprints. The department collected $72,604.97 in fines and bonds for the year, he said, and collected $88,862.45 in time payments.

Of the 896 offenses reported, Bartos said the department cleared 737 of them, making for a clearance rate of 82 percent.

He also presented the monthly police report for December. Last month, he said the department issued 106 citations, had 72 offenses reported, served six warrants, did three VIN verifications and 10 fingerprints. He said 13 accidents were reported.

The department collected $5,230 in fines and bonds in December, Bartos said, and had a clearance rate of 83 percent for the month.

The council also reviewed the monthly financial report for December. The city received $115,215.45 in December 2017 from the 1 percent sales tax, compared with $115,432.44 received in December 2016. The report says $17,000 will go to the sewer bond fund, $79,554.52 will go to the general fund, $9,821.55 will go to the street fund, $2,946.46 will go to the Saunders Museum fund, $2,946.46 will go to the parks commission fund, $1,473.23 will go to the tourism fund and $1,473.23 will go to the cemetery fund.

The councilís next regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at City Hall.

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