The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Local News

August 10, 2012

Police responses limited during Marian Days event

CARTHAGE, Mo. — During the annual Marian Days celebration, the number of people in Carthage far exceeds the normal population of the city.

But statistics compiled by the Carthage Police Department counted far fewer calls for service at Marian Days during the three-day festival last week than in the rest of Carthage during the same period.

Police responded to 166 calls for service at or around the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix during the gathering that brings tens of thousands of Catholics of Vietnamese descent to Carthage each year. That’s up from 138 calls the year before.

By comparison, there were 463 calls for service in the rest of Carthage during the festival, according to a report issued by police Chief Greg Dagnan.

Leading the list among Marian Days police responses was the number of parking tickets — 64 — issued during the festival. Police responded to one accident, 27 other parking issues, 13 towed vehicles and 13 vehicle searches.

Other calls were for peace disturbance, six; fighting, one; lost and found subject, six; keys in vehicle, two; drug arrests, three; other arrests, 22; theft reports, one; and medical calls, seven.

Compared with the 25 arrests related to Marian Days, there were 58 arrests in other parts of the city in the same period.

Law enforcement officers worked nearly 2,000 hours during the event. The work of Carthage police officers totaled about 900 hours. Carthage Police Explorers logged 125 hours. Hours by outside agencies totaled 950 hours.

Officers are hired from other law enforcement agencies in the region to help provide security during Marian Days and to allow the Carthage Police Department to maintain regular staffing inside the city.

Expenses

COSTS FOR THE EXTRA POLICE OFFICERS are shared by the city of Carthage and the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix, which pays a 75 percent share.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Carthage prepares for Marian Days

    The 37th annual Marian Days celebration will start in two weeks, and planning is well under way for the event that will bring tens of thousands of Catholics of Vietnamese descent to Carthage.

    July 23, 2014

  • Mike Pound 2010.jpg Mike Pound: It’s not Mayberry, but Carthage is close

    When I was a kid, I wanted to live in Mayberry. In a way, I suppose I still want to live in Mayberry, the fictional town featured in the classic Andy Griffith show of the 1960s.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Miami council waives fees for barbecue event

    The Miami City Council voted Tuesday to waive $3,750 in usage fees for Miami Elks Lodge No. 1320 for an upcoming barbecue championship at the Miami Fairgrounds.

    July 23, 2014

  • Joplin couple indicted in child porn case

    A federal grand jury indicted a Joplin couple Wednesday for alleged sexual exploitation of a second child in addition to a girl who was the subject of a preceding indictment of the husband for allegedly producing and distributing child pornography.

    July 23, 2014

  • Galena council rescinds landfill decisions

    The Galena City Council voted Wednesday to rescind decisions it made two weeks ago regarding a proposed landfill at Riverton.

    July 23, 2014

  • Missouri attorney general defends his support of Amendment 1

    With a large cornfield behind him and campaign signs all around, Democratic Attorney General Chris Koster appeared Wednesday at the David Collard farm to tout Amendment 1, an Aug. 5 ballot measure that would make the “right to farm” part of the state constitution.

    July 23, 2014

  • Joplin school board reviews audit procedures

    A team from the Missouri State Auditor’s Office has begun requesting documents in its task to audit the operations and management of the Joplin School District, the audit manager told the Board of Education on Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • Joplin man to stand trial in accident case

    A passenger accused of causing an accident on Interstate 44 in Joplin that injured three others as well as himself was ordered bound over for trial Tuesday on three felony counts.

    July 22, 2014

  • Pseudoephedrine sales in Pittsburg to require prescription

    Starting Friday, those who purchase pseudoephedrine and related products in Pittsburg will need a prescription to do so.

    July 22, 2014

  • r072214soroptimist3.jpg Volunteers spend week providing camp experience to foster youths

    Karen McGlamery is a massage therapist. Terri Falis-Cochran is a finance manager. Jane McCaulley is a retired art teacher. But for a week each summer, the three are among dozens of area residents who become camp counselors.

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

Must Read
Sports
Photos


Facebook
Poll

Have you ever served as a volunteer for your state's conservation department?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Opinion
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter