Dearborn Co. Sheriff Releases 2013 Report

Posted On February 03, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

Dearborn County Sheriff Mike Kreinhop

Dearborn County Sheriff Mike Kreinhop

(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Seven days a week, 24 hours a day the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department was open and active in 2013.

Sheriff Mike Kreinhop released his department’s annual report on Friday. More than 9,500 incidents were responded to or investigated, an average of about 26 a day. A detail of how many incidents were responded to or investigated by the sheriff’s office in 2013 is at the end of this story.

Traffic stops kept deputies the busy more often than any other type of call, with 1,328 stops made last year.

The department received 603 calls to assist citizens.

There were 646 total vehicle accidents with six of those investigated by the sheriff’s office resulting in a fatality. Five-hundred twenty-six were limited to property damage only and 114 involved at least one person injured.

The sheriff’s office also operates the county jail. Kreinhop says 2,552 people went through the jail in 2013. The average daily inmate population was 264 and the average length of their stay behind bars was 69 days.

Like many sheriff’s departments, Dearborn County’s has its hands full with over 50,000 residents, people travelling through the counties, and visitors to popular attractions like Hollywood Casino or Perfect North Slopes.  In addition to policing the county and protecting the public, deputies serve civil process and warrants issued by the county’s three courts, serves as security for the Dearborn County Courthouse and other county offices, provides honor guard services, and provides a school resource officer at South Dearborn and East Central high schools.

The sheriff says his department also updates online sex and violent offender registry websites for public knowledge. A link to the online registry can be found on the department’s website, www.dearborncountysheriff.org.

In recent years, the department began offering A.L.I.C.E. active shooter training to area schools and other agencies. Such training was held last week at the Dearborn County Courthouse.


Accidents-Fatal 6

Accidents-Personal Injury 114

Accidents-Property Damage 526

Alarm Response 556

Animal Investigations 193

Assist Agencies 193

Assist Citizens 603

Assist Motorists 306

Battery 75

Burglaries 65

Canine Details 24

Civil Incidents 164

Crimes Against Children 13

Death Investigations 35

Domestic Investigations 273

Drug Investigations 84

Fraud 74

Gunshot Investigations 19

Harassment 64

Identity Theft 17

Juvenile Investigations 110

Mischief 196

Missing Persons 26

Operating while Intoxicated 85

Overdose 24

Suspicious Person/Vehicle 246

Threatening 82

Traffic Stops 1328

Trespassing 72

Vehicle Title Inspections 809

Wanted Person 132

Welfare Check 89