LCSO releases September crime statistics

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office released its monthly statistics for September 2022.

According to a statement, the Lassen County Jail has an average daily population of 177 inmates include 78 felony inmates and 13 misdemeanor inmates. There were 93 bookings during September.

The 911 dispatch center received an average of 125 calls per day for a total of 3,758 calls in September — 2,767 non-emergency calls and 991 911 calls.

Deputies responded to 359 calls for service, 175 deputy initiated incidents, 12 felony arrests, 31 misdemeanor arrests, issued 32 citations and handled 10 coroner’s cases.

According to the statement, “Our deputies and dispatchers work hard every day to serve our community. As evidenced below, our deputies and dispatchers handle many calls on a monthly basis. On top of answering 911 and non-emergency phone calls, dispatchers also have to relay information to patrol deputies and officers over the radio, most times all while the caller is talking (sometimes screaming and yelling) to them on the phone. Patrol staff have to fully rely on the information provided to them by the dispatcher. Incorrect or unclear information could possibly put our patrol deputies and officers in danger. This in itself is incredibly stressful for our dispatchers. We greatly appreciate the effort and dedication of our deputies and dispatchers. Please join us in recognizing and thanking our deputies and dispatchers for all of their hard work.”