• Bill Raines

Oolitic Marshal Office Releases June and July Activity Report

OOLITIC - AUGUST 30, 2022 - Oolitic Town Marshall James Harrington released the activity report for the months of June and July. Harrington says the August report is not yet complete.



In the reporting period there was a total of 144 calls for service.


Incident reports by type:


  • Abandoned vehicle - 1

  • Animal complaint - 1

  • Arrest Warrants - 3

  • Agencies assisting Oolitic Marshal Office - 13

  • Assists to other agencies - 12

  • Battery - 2

  • Child Abuse Investigation - 1

  • Citizen Assist - 1

  • Criminal Cases submitted to Prosecutor's Office - 3

  • Criminal Mischief - 1

  • Disorderly conduct - 1

  • Drug Investigations - 14

  • Drug Overdose - 1

  • Erratic Driver - 1

  • Invasion of Privacy - 1

  • Mental Health Subject - 1

  • Motorists assists - 1

  • Neglect of Dependent - 1

  • Operating Vehicle While Intoxicated Investigation - 1

  • Resisting law enforcement - 1

  • Refusal to aid officer - 1

  • Search Warrants - 6

  • Traffic stops -36

  • Traffic hazard - 1

  • Transport - 1

  • Unwanted persons -2

  • Verbal warnings issued - 36

The Oolitic Town Council approved $14,000 for the purchase of 3 Rifles, 5 handguns, and 3 storage boxes for the police vehicles.


Marshal Harrington explained the need for the purchases. " Should the Oolitic Marshal's Office become involved in an Officer Involved Shooting the officer could lose his personal weapon of up to a year, while the investigation is underway,"


The storage boxes purchased by the department will help store equipment in the department's vehicles.


Oolitic Town Council was also provided an update in regard to the Dollens Elementary and Oolitic Middle School security. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department has hired an SRO (School Resource Officer) for the school.


In addition, Lawrence County Sheriff's Department will also be providing traffic control when available. The Oolitic Marshal office will assist during those times.


The Oolitic Town Council is also excited about getting a new Dodge Durango with the radio from ECS will not be available until February. Until the radio is installed the department will be using portable radio communications.


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