LETTER: Pay heed to plain folkIs there some secret society going on with law enforcement in Douglas County and the city of Superior? Wednesday, the headlines are about police now asking for help in solving the ICO break-ins.
Is there some secret society going on with law enforcement in Douglas County and the city of Superior? Wednesday, the headlines are about police now asking for help in solving the ICO break-ins.
They began two weeks ago — little mention then.
In all of the counties I’ve lived in in the past 15 years, there has usually been a posting of illegal activities at least one time a week or two times a month.
A month ago, near my driveway, I found a Halloween bucket filled with needles. This was on a weekend I tried to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to no avail. I got a recording saying I should dial 911. I refuse to dial 911 as I believe that is for emergency only.
I later emailed the sheriff, and still haven’t received a response. Three years ago I was broken into. I’ve had no followup from anyone in law enforcement. That was around the time that the frozen colt came to light and there were lots of headlines about that.
Special interests get the attention, but not plain folk.
Editor’s note: Superior and Douglas County eliminated desk staff and getting an officer to respond, even for nonemergencies, requires a call to the 911 call center.