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New Year keeps local police busy

162 service calls during holiday

January 2, 2013

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg authorities were kept busy on New Year’s Eve, answering over 150 calls and investigating a number of automobile accidents during the morning, afternoon and evening of 2012’......

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Geezer

Jan-03-13 5:43 AM

The citizens of Parkersburg, with the help of our out-of-town workers, have provided employees of the police department with 63 vehicles. How many were being utilized at midnight on the busiest night of the year?

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AaronL

Jan-02-13 12:03 PM

And it fails to come straight out,this article does,on exactly how many of those were total B.S. calls;Someones argument,music was loud,and believe this one or not,but I heard it; "some-one walked past my house,they need to be checked". This garbage is everyday,so it's a small wonder why these cops are in a bad mood most of the time.

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historyguy

Jan-02-13 1:17 AM

Our police department does a good job. 150 calls in one night for a small town like Parkersburg is incredible...and a shame. Sounds like we need to hire more officers. If the city decides to put an officer or 2 in each school and day care center to prevent another Sandy Hook the city will definitely need to hire more officers. Perhaps an increase in the user fee or a $500.00 tax on assault weapons can help defray the cost.

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