Law enforcement over the busy Shootout weekend went “surprisingly well” Police Chief David Slavens said.


Law enforcement over the busy Shootout weekend went “surprisingly well” Police Chief David Slavens said.
Officers in the west side village, host for this year’s annual Shootout, made typical stops and responded to a few noise complaints.
During the first 30 minutes of racing on Saturday, three vehicles had to be towed because they were illegally parked.
Other than that, Slavens had zero accidents and few other incidents to report.
“For us not knowing what to expect, it went amazingly well,” Slavens said. “We didn’t have any major problems.”
Before the weekend began, the Sunrise Beach Police Department was busy preparing.
The department hired nine extra non-commissioned civilians with past police or military experience to assist officers with the extra crowds and traffic.
A new patrol vehicle was put into service just in time for the weekend and a donated ATV manned by an officer stood by for calls at Captain Ron’s Bar and Grill.
No Parking Signs were placed up and down Route 5 warning drivers not to illegally park.
Slavens said a few residents made noise complaints about the low-flying helicopter.
Contact this reporter at deannaw@lakesunleader.com