Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 2, 1976 · Page 2
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2 GREELEY (Colg.) TRIBUNE Tu«.,Marck2,1171 City police cost 6 cents per person per day By MIKE PETERS Tribune Stiff Writer Although the total Increased over the 1974 costs, Greeley citizens paid more for candy and soft drinks than for police protection in 1975, according to Greeley Police Chief John Parkinson. Parkinson said in the department's annual report Monday that the citizens of Greeley paid an average of six cents per person per day for police protection in 1975. "Citizens paid more for cigarettes, gum, beer or soft drinks in 1975 than for the police services they requested," Parkinson reported. The year's per capita cost for police protection in Greeley was $22.90, compared to the national per capita average of $49.49. Greeley's 1974 per capita total was $18.50. Parkinson said the department will again strive to give citizens the very best protection they can receive for the money they pay in 1976. The crime clearance rate -those crimes in which an arrtet is made - also showed well In the 1975 report. According to Parkinson, 31.2 per cent of the crimes in Greeley were cleared. In 1974, the crime clearance rate wu 27.5 per cent. Traffic accidents in Greeley continue to increase in nunv bers, as the city averaged 8.39 traffic accidents per day for 1975. There were 3,063 accidents in 1975, up from 2,602 in 1974--a 17.7 per cent Increase. More than 9,000 drivers or pedestrians received traffic tickets during 1975. "If you were one of those 9,000 people," Parkinson said, "at least you are still alive." The accident section of the report showed the most dangerous Intersections In Greeley were 8th Avenue and 10th Street (27 accidents) 8th and 9th Street (26) and llth Avenue and 9th Street (26). There were fewer accidents (201) in Greeley in September than any other month, out that low total rose to the highest point in October to 299 accidents. According to graphs in the annual report, the most dangerous day was Friday, and the most dangerous driving time was 4 p.m. Sunday had the fewest accidents of any day of the week and there were fewer accidents between 5 and 6 a.m. than any other time. Nearly half--- 49.8per cent -of the 20,019 calls received by Greeley police during 1975 involved service calls such as family disturbances, minor juvenile problems, false burglar alarms and unfounded calls. Crime reports were 26.1 per cent of the total calls, according to the report. Police arrested 1,673 person! for various crimes in 1975. There were 964 adults arrested, compared to 689 juvenila. The juvenile arrest outnumbered the adult arrests in three of the 12 crime areas listed -burglary, theft, and auto theft. As opposed to the 1973 and 1974 totals, burglaries decreased in 1975. Although the total dropped only 13 burglaries - 589 in 1974 to 576 in 1975 -- it does show a reduction, which has not been the case in the past few years. Captain Richard McNamara said the most significant reduction was in December, 1975, as compared to December, 1974. "We had so many burglaries 1 in December, 1974, that we hsd to put all the officers on 12-hour shifts," McNamara said. "In December, 197S, that total dropped significantly, and we went for about two weeks without a burglary. There were more commercial burglaries )38) in March than any other month, and September took the prize for more residential burglaries with 39. Pets Supplies Tropical Fish ·pwpet Emporiun^ 1 Sorghum: Hope For B«nglid«h's Food Problem On the Indian subcontinent, supplement their diets with an change all that by introducing people have been known to unknown food. American CARE sorghum. Dacca, Bangladesh, starve to death rather than and the Mennonites hope to 425. 352-4634 SECOND MORTGAGE Made to your budget FLEXIBLE TERMS TO 120 MONTHS at payments you can AFFORD MOUNTAIN INDUSTRIAL BANK mi 7th Ave. Landfill report Continued from p«ge 1 had been pared significantly. -- Noted that portions of Weld 4?, Keenesburg-Keryey cutoff, remain closed due to dangerously weakened bridges, with detours required. Pilings are being installed for a bridge just north of Weld 52, a bridge north of Weld 16 has been posted for maximum 18 tons and a bridge north of Weld 34 is to be inspected for a possible by-pass route as a detour doesn't appear feasible. -- Directed planning and engineering aides to study 16 acres recently purchased by the county near the airport east of Greeley for possible use of two or three acres as a Humane Society shelter site. Staffers must decide whether rezonlng would be required, and whether any of the land lies in a flood plain. -- County Councilman Lacy Wilkinson, chairman of a five- member commissioner-appointed panel studying county legal advertising under the home rule charter, reported the panel voted unanimously to recommend the Greeley Booster as low bidder for the 1976 contract among four competing newspapers and two radio stations. However the panel still is to study possible uses of radio and county legal notice, allowed under the charter. -- Commissioners denied a recorded subdivision exemption asked by Dennis Stuehm. He sought to split 10 acres from a 80-acre parcel two miles east and a mile aud a half north of Ault. InCoiorado Territory The Weld County Bank started yesterday, Wednesday. D. C. Wyatt is President, S. A. Stevenson is Cashier. As it is composed of men of wealth, the money actually paid in, and the managers both honest and capable, we predict for it a successful career. The stockholders are composed of men of wealth from all parts of the county. -- Evans Journal, Nov. 8, 1876. Hon. .1. C. Shattuck, Superintendent of Public Instruction, went to Denver on Monday morning to assume the duties of his office. -- Tribune, Nov. 15, 1876. Quite a number of beaver and mink are being caught in the river now, and the skins find a ready market at our new glove factory. -- Tribune, Nov. 15, 1876. Somethings in life work, work, work. Like our 675 copier. Like our 675 copier. Like our 675 copier. The 675 has fewer moving parls. And fewer chances of anything going wrong. Take roll-feed, for example. It completely eliminates the jamming that happens when single sheets are picked up from a stack. Also, we keep the original outside the machine where it can't clog the works inside the machine--or get crumpled up. So, you see, our 675 is designed to keep troubles away so you can do more work. Call for a demonstration. AMCK Ph. 3S3-0246 807 8th St. Henry Block has 17 reasons why you should come to us for Income tax help. Reason 14. We're human, and once in a great while we make a mistake. But if our error means you must pay additional tax, you pay only the tax. We pay any interest or penalty. We stand behind our work. HR BLOCK THE INCOME TAX PEOPLE 1404 8th AVENUE Op«n » ».m.-1 p.m. WMhdiyi, »-S Sit. Phont M3-I500 OPEN SATURDAY-NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY HISTORIC INDIAN PORTRAIT EXHIBIT mARCH 2 - 6 1898 Peace Ji :ollectic VIEW THE WORLD'S LARGEST COLLECTION OF INDIAN PORTRAITS IN COLOR , TAKEN IN 1090 DURING THE INDIAN CONGRESS IN OfTlAHA. THE COLLECTION OF OVER 135 BEAUTIFUL, HAND -COLORED PHOTOGRAPHS 15 LIGHTED AND INCORPORATES IT1USIC AND NARRATION A3 WELL A3 MAPS AND OTHER GRAPHICS PERTAINING TO THE AfDERICAN INDIAN. TRULY A Dl -CENTENNIAL TREAT FOR THE ENTIRE FAlTllLY i ii ^ greeley mall ir Highway 34 By-Pat* at 23rd Avenue in Greeley Anothtr fgltr.widtr Projtct Mon-Fri 103m-9pm Sat 10am-6pm Sun Noon · 5pm

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