FROSTBURG — Frostburg Police
Department logged 9,795 calls for
service last year — an increase of
nearly 800 from the previous year,
according to a year-ending summary
from Police Chief Royce Douty.
There were five felony arrests, 187
misdemeanor arrests, 536 moving
traffic citations, 352 municipal infractions,
902 vehicle warnings and
emergency repair orders issued and
1,500 parking tickets recorded by
Frostburg Police officers in 2013.
Sixty-eight cases were forwarded
to the C3I Unit for further investigation,
a decrease of eight calls from
the previous year.
The department logged 37 drunken
driving arrests, compared to 24
made in 2012.
Officers investigated 103 traffic
accidents in 2013.
Forty-six juvenile arrests were
made during the 12-month period
ending Dec. 31.
Eighty-four prisoners were briefly
housed at the police station during
Frostburg Police officers made 455
appearances in district court and 29
in circuit court.
The department also collected
funds of $93,789 during the year that
was placed in the city’s general fund.
The monies included $4,765 in parking
meter fines, $40,250 in parking
fines, $22,439 collected from parking
meters, $24,670 in municipal infraction
fines, $860 for parking permits
and $805 in miscellaneous funds.
The annual summary was
released to the Times-News by
Frostburg City Administrator John
R. Kirby Jr.
Total nearly 800 more than 2012
FROSTBURG — Frostburg Police
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