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Sheriff Luce: 64 arrests made, update on fatal wreck, and more work helping in Karlsen case

The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office provided their monthly snapshot for activity during the month of January.

There were 1,172 total calls for service, with 64 arrests made throughout the month. There were 17 DHS fraud cases, resulting in $714 being recouped.

There were four new drug cases with three new arrests being made. The average number of inmates at the Seneca County Jail was 53, according to Sheriff Luce, who said that $41,258 was made in boarding.

On the civil side, 50 income executions occurred, and 10 evictions took place.

Highlights of the month:

– On January 2nd, deputies arrested an alleged crack cocaine dealer. Class A felony charges were filed.

– On January 6th deputies arrested a suspect on predatory sex assault and rape charges.

– On January 13th investigators closed a grand larceny case, making an arrest in Junius.

– On January 23rd deputies responded to a three car fatal accident. The crash remains under investigation.

– On January 24th a new K9 and her assigned deputy finished training.

– Also on January 24th, the department’s newest DARE officer completed training. Deputy Jordan Rapa will be instructing the DARE program at South Seneca.

Sheriff Luce says that throughout the month his office has assisted the Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office with the prosecution of convicted killer Karl Karlsen. He’s accused of killing his first wife in California.


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