RBC I The good news is that the number of incident reports called into the Rio Blanco County Communications Center was down a good percentage in 2012 over the numbers in 2011.
RBC I There were three fatal vehicle accidents on county roads and highways in 2012 and 2011, according to the 2012 Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office 2012 annual report — although the total number of accidents increased by more than 29 percent in 2012 from 2011.
RBC I While jail incarcerations and the crime rate have remained steady for the past two years following a peak in 2009 and 2010, the same can be said for revenue brought into county and state coffers from traffic citation revenue raised by the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office (RBCSO).
RBC I The Rio Blanco County Jail is still a busy place, but the number of persons incarcerated at the facility has seen a steady decrease since 2009, which was, by far, the highest incarceration year in the last six.
RBC I The incidence of crime in Rio Blanco County during 2012 remained in line with figures from 2011, with some figures showing slight increases and other types of incidents showing slight decreases.
MEEKER I Law enforcement officials held a community notification meeting Sept. 26, to inform the public of a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) living in Meeker.
RBC I Rio Blanco County sheriff Si Woodruff lifted the Stage II fire ban in the county Friday, Sept. 14 but high fire danger still exists.
RBC I The body of Edward Grove, 53, was found Tuesday morning, Jan. 3 by his wife Dawn near the White River approximately 16 miles west of Meeker.
RBC — The trend of increased calls for service continued in March 2008, for the Meeker Police Department and the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office with an increase of 13.04 percent year to date.