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The Barrington Police Department arrested 22 adults in July, according to the department report presented during the most recent borough council meeting. Of those arrests, 9 were made for possession of controlled dangerous substances — as many drug-related arrests as were made in February, March, April and May combined.
Borough police generally make three to four arrests for possession each month, according to the department’s monthly reports, but has not made nine in a single month since the records started being kept online in 2010.
I have reached out to Barrington Police Chief Joe Eisenhardt for any comments on the arrests and I will post his response as quickly as possible.
Among the department’s other activities in July were responses to calls regarding: theft (5), false public alarm (3), assault (2), disorderly conduct (2), criminal mischief (2), motor vehicle theft (1) and burglary of a business (1).
The department also issued 88 traffic summonses, up from 76 in July 2011 but down from 156 in July 2010.
From February through May of this year, the department issued 580 summonses. In the same months in 2010, the department issued 297 summonses. While traffic tickets nearly doubled since 2010, the number of calls answered and arrests made was virtually flat.
In June and July of this year, the department issued 169 tickets, about the same as in the same period in 2011 but down sharply from those months in 2010, when 303 were issued.