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The Barrington Police Department arrested 28 adults in May, according to the monthly report presented to the borough council.
The arrests included four for assualt, three for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, three for obstruction of justice, three for disorderly conduct, two for motor vehicle theft, two for theft, one for attempted theft and one for false public alarm.
The department also issued 147 traffic summonses, continuing its pattern of significant increases over previous years. Last May, the department issued 85 traffic summonses. In May 2010, the department issued 89 traffic summonses.
From February through May of this year, the department has issued 580 summonses. In the same months in 2010, the department issued 297 summonses. While traffic tickets have nearly doubled since 2010, the number of calls answered and arrests made has been virtually flat.
In a poll last month on the Barrington Bulletin, more than two-thirds of those who responded said they support the crackdown on traffic offenses because speeding is one of the borough’s biggest problems.
In an email last month regarding the increase, Police Chief Joe Eisenhardt said “Our officers do a great job everyday and traffic enforcement is just a part of what they do.”