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Weimaster: Crime Down in Russell

Russell Police DepartmentCrime in the City of Russell in 2013 was down slightly compared to 2012 according to Russell Police Chief Dale Weimaster.

Weimaster says the total number of calls received by Russell County Dispatch, which includes rural and city fire and law enforcement activity, in 2012 was 11,905, down to 10,737 in 2013.

Along with that, the Chief says criminal offense reports were down as well.

Accident and injury accident numbers in the city remained about the same from 2012 to 2013 according to Weimaster, with actually a small uptick in accidents on private property.

Weimaster says it's important to keep track of the Police Department's activity from year to year.

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