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Law enforcement bookings at high level in county

Sheriff Mark Falk
Sheriff Mark Falk

As reported on North Shore Morning earlier this week, Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk said as of June 25th his department has logged 75 bookings.
That number of arrests was not reached last year until September.

Falk elaborated on the number yesterday, saying some of the arrests involved multiple charges, so his office recorded the charge that was the most significant.  

Since the first of the year, one arrest has been made on an order for protection. There have been nine assaults including domestic assaults and terroristic threats; probation violations added seven more.

DWI’s accounted for 20 arrests, drugs for 16 and criminal sexual conduct for two.  Warrant arrests totaled 6, trespass and forgery accounted for one each, as did criminal damage to property.

Six individuals were booked to serve their sentence. Five were transported to serve a sentence at Northeast Regional Correctional Center in Duluth, at St Cloud, or on warrant.

Falk said they have a total of 13 inmates in custody, four are serving work release sentences out of the Cook County jail; one new arrest is in custody in the county on pre-trial and eight are in custody in either Lake or Aitkin counties awaiting trial.