Rally quiet for police agencies

Published 10:51 am Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Motorcycle reported stolen on Saturday

Arrests were made over the Rally on the River weekend, but overall, law enforcement agencies reported a relativity quiet weekend.

In the city of Ironton, police chief Dan Johnson said there were two arrests for disorderly conduct and one motorcycle reported stolen.

“We had no major reports, which is a pleasant thing,” Johnson said.

Detective Joe Ross said the motorcycle — an orange 2011 custom Softail — was taken from out front of The Depot between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday night.

The owner of the motorcycle is from Lucasville.

Ross also said the rally went smoothly for the department.

Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless reported a similar weekend for his deputies as far as the rally was concerned.

“We only made one arrest and that was for disorderly conduct on Thursday,” Lawless said. “We didn’t have any DUIs.”

Elsewhere in the county, Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers made nearly 300 traffic stops, according to Lt. Barry Call, Ironton post commander.

“We arrested six people for DUI over the weekend,” Call said. “That’s Thursday through Sunday.”

One of those drivers was operating a golf cart, Call said.

The post also issued 26 safety belt violations. In all 116 citations were issued. There were 10 crashes.

“We were out working overtime and it seemed we were a little busier than last year,” Call said.