WEST LOGAN - Usually with warm weather the local law enforcement agencies see an increase in burglaries, thefts, shoplifting and domestic violence incidents as some people get hot under the collar.
Fortunately that has not happened yet in the sleepy little town of West Logan. The town has been fairly quiet in recent weeks, Police Chief Robert Ward told Councilmembers during the May monthly meeting.
Chief Ward said there were no reported thefts, accidents or domestic incidents since last month. “We got a complaint about a basketball rim that might have struck a parked vehicle when it was moved,” Ward said, noting that for the police department no news is often good news. “We did get a complaint about one of the residents of 3rd Avenue speeding and I went and had a talk with him. We were also of assistance to the Logan County Sheriff’s Department which had pulled over a vehicle for a traffic stop following a Be On Look Out alert and helped them search the vehicle.”
Ward said one mystery had been solved. There was a complaint about some boxes being dumped by an apartment building in West Logan, but a resident had seen who dumped them out.
In other West Logan news:
• April minutes and financial statements were approved. Mark Mareske pointed out that the town was doing well for this time of the year thanks to some B&O Taxes coming in. The only unusual bill was an Insurance Premium.
• West Logan Street Department has received two larger mirrors to be installed near the exits from 3rd avenue on Second. A hole has appeared near a culvert on Hick’s Hollow that needs to be repaired.
• One of the street department trucks needs some repairs, Chief Ward said.
• Ward said the town’s old police cruiser is in rough shape but noted that Logan Sheriff Sonja Porter had said a surplus cruiser from her agency was being expedited as a replacement. Earlier this winter the new cruiser the West Logan PD received from the county was totaled when a driver lost control of their vehicle on Route 10 and smashed into it, right in front of the police station.
• Mark Mareske said the town received a $6,500. Check from the Logan County Commission from the Law Enforcement Levy.