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Matonich gives yearly crime report to council


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BESSEMER - Gogebic County Sheriff Pete Matonich provided the end of year results of the police work done by the Sheriff's office for the city of Bessemer. The GCSD received 722 complaints, resulting in 234 citations issued and 86 arrests made in 2017. A total of 47 accidents happened on Bessemer's roads.

In reviewing the month to month comparison, some incidents stand out in 2017.

-There were two incidents for methamphetamine possession and one for delivery.

-There was one recorded incident of criminal sexual conduct in February.

-Bessemer had 12 si...