West Liberty Police Chief Shane Oelker shared with West Liberty Village Council members during a recent regular council meeting statistics regarding officer activity throughout the month of August, which included 150 business checks and patrols, 28 traffic stops in the village and 31 foot patrols.
Also throughout last month, officers responded to 16 reports of reckless vehicle operation, six complaint investigations and conducted seven house checks and three business walk throughs. Officers also assisted with three EMS-related calls and two suspicious person calls.
Two domestics and two weather-related calls also were handled by officers, along with a menacing report, juvenile-related call and a call involving the dog warden.
The flashing speed sign situated on northern end of the village on U.S. Route 68 has been effective in slowing down southbound traffic heading into the village, Oelker reports. The average motorist travels about 39 mph heading south into town.
Village council has expressed a desire to install a second, similar digital radar speed sign along State Route 245, and council’s finance committee is working to allocate funds into next year’s budget to fund the additional radar sign.