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Mich. Cop Made No Arrests In 2 Years

May 22, 2012  | 

During his two years as the Auburn (Mich.) Police Department's lone officer, Sylvester Poltorak handled 120 complaints that resulted in no arrests, reports the Bay City Times.

The department was disbanded at the end of 2011, after city leaders decided to contract with the Bay County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services. Between Sept. 1, 2009 and Dec. 8, 2011 when Officer Poltorak was on duty, Bay County Deputy Anthony Peter handled 564 complaints In Auburn and performed 87 arrests.

Deputy Peter has been assigned to patrol Auburn.


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Capt David-Ret LA County @ 5/22/2012 6:23 PM

Maybe he was just laid back and cool?

Ima Leprechaun @ 5/22/2012 7:22 PM

Perhaps he just wasn't into padding his stats.

Jim @ 5/22/2012 9:33 PM

As the PD's only Officer might I assume that he worked day shift only and when he signed out the County took over the calls. That would be why there were so many complaints and arrests during the second and third shifts the Deputies worked and the low number of complaints and no arrest the Officer had on his calls. The other option of course is that he could have been a slug and just not doing his job. One would have to look at the entire picture to make that determination

Charlie @ 5/22/2012 9:58 PM

I live right by there and that is a very small old style town. The population is only 2,087 (according to the 2010 census) so I can understand how very few arrests were made.

DriverX @ 5/23/2012 5:49 AM

Ok, Zero arrests... Hmmm Jim's comment is exactly true... and they do not mention if there were summery citations issued which the "reported" information may not consider as an arrest. Also if he was the "ONLY" officer I'm sure the small town politicians had him jumping through their hoops doing all kinds of tasks which sucked up 4 to 6 hours of his on duty time per day. Been there done that! Not healthy!

Rev. Lowrey @ 5/23/2012 6:11 AM

Maybe he felt his job was about keeping the peace and not just racking up arrests.

Jack Betz @ 5/30/2012 7:04 PM

Maybe he is just plain lazy. Two years with no arrests, Sheriff Andy can do that, but this is not a fictional town in a bad TV show.

His Neighbor @ 8/27/2013 10:03 AM

I appreciate Jack Betz Comment about it not being a fictional town -- this is a real town and the rumors around this town that cannot be proven are STRIKING...harassing someone who purchased an antique vehicle that he wanted to purchase by constantly pulling the guy over & saying it may have met State approval but HE considers it not road worthy....while letting go drunk drivers who pushed each other over a train track because they were SO drunk. Drives illegal vehicles up & down the road constantly, jumps 1 license plate to several vehicles, never uses his seat belt, runs an unlicensed junk yard out of his residence. BUT the WORST rumor I've just heard: that he took a suicide note from a scene and didn't tell anyone. That one turns my stomach. This is no Barney Fife--rather the kind of "officer" who is better at breaking the law and hiding behind the badge, rather than enforcing the law. Gives a bad name to all of the hard working and respectable TRUE officers of the law.

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