The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Whitehall Ledger 

Call total up, burglary down


November 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has not had a huge impact on the number of calls received by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department but has shown a significant decrease in burglary calls and an increase in non-violent domestic calls.

According to Sheriff Craig Doolittle, from March 1 to November of 2019 they had 7,769 calls compared to 7,979 for the same period this year.

While the calls have increased by 200, Doolittle said they have been increasing every year and believes this to be fairly normal and not a huge increase.

Taking a closer look at the calls, there were 58 domestic (violent) calls...

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